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Complete Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Cancer

Definition

Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 codes: C00-C97

Numerator

Number of deaths due to all types of cancer

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

For decades, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and New Jersey. In 2020, it was New Jersey's third leading cause of death after heart disease and COVID-19.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the overall cancer death rate

U.S. Target: 161.4 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 135.5 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-1''': Reduce the age-adjusted death rate due to all cancers per 100,000 standard population to 135.5 for the total population, 143.4 among Whites, 161.8 among Blacks, 91.9 among Hispanics, and 65.3 among Asians. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-1''': Reduce the age-adjusted death rate due to all cancers per 100,000 standard population to 161.5 for the total population, 170.2 among Whites, 186.8 among Blacks, 91.9 among Hispanics, and 65.3 among Asians. There are several Healthy New Jersey objectives related to specific types of cancer. They are addressed in separate indicator profiles.

How Are We Doing?

The age-adjusted death rate due to cancer has been slowly declining for many years. In New Jersey, more than 15,000 deaths each year are due to cancer. In the total population and among each racial/ethnic group, males have higher death rates than females. The age-adjusted death rate due to cancer is highest among Blacks and Whites in New Jersey. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 112 in Hudson to a high of 180 in Cumberland. The revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets were achieved by all racial/ethnic groups except Asians.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Since 2012, the New Jersey age-adjusted death rate due to cancer has been statistically significantly below that of the U.S. as a whole.

What Is Being Done?

The [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/occp.shtml Office of Cancer Control and Prevention] (OCCP) coordinates comprehensive cancer control efforts in New Jersey and participates in the national efforts of the CDC to establish state-based comprehensive cancer control plans, conduct prevention of cancer risk factors, enhance early detection of preventable cancers, and facilitate survivorship through the activities of its Regional Chronic Disease Coalitions. The [https://nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection] (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers to eligible residents.

Evidence-based Practices

The risk of getting many common kinds of cancer can be lowered by making healthy choices like keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, and limiting alcohol consumption. Getting screening tests regularly may find breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. Vaccines can help prevent several kinds of cancer. For example, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent most cervical cancers and several other kinds of cancer and the hepatitis B vaccine can help lower liver cancer risk.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/ ^1^]

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health has many cancer-related programs and services [https://nj.gov/health/ces/public/ for the public].

Health Program Information

NJDOH cancer programs and information: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/]


Related Indicators

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to All Cancers by Year, New Jersey and the United States, 2000-2020 (HNJ2020)

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 42
US2000199.6199.1200.2553,091
US2001196.5196.0197.0553,768
US2002194.4193.8194.9557,271
US2003190.9190.4191.4556,902
US2004186.8186.3187.3553,888
US2005185.1184.6185.6559,312
US2006181.8181.3182.3559,888
US2007179.3178.8179.7562,875
US2008176.4175.9176.8565,469
US2009173.5173.1174.0567,628
US2010172.8172.3173.2574,743
US2011169.0168.5169.4576,691
US2012166.5166.0166.9582,623
US2013163.2162.8163.6584,881
US2014161.2160.8161.6591,699
US2015158.5158.1158.9595,930
US2016155.8155.4156.2598,038
US2017152.5152.1152.9599,108
US2018149.1148.7149.5599,274
US2019146.2145.8146.5599,601
US2020144.1143.8144.5602,350
NJ2000205.4202.3208.418,079
NJ2001204.5201.4207.518,170
NJ2002198.2195.2201.217,831
NJ2003197.5194.5200.517,964
NJ2004187.5184.6190.417,223
NJ2005185.6182.7188.517,178
NJ2006183.9181.0186.717,187
NJ2007181.0178.2183.917,102
NJ2008176.0173.3178.816,879
NJ2009170.2167.5173.016,567
NJ2010169.0166.3171.716,824
NJ2011166.0163.3168.616,716
NJ2012160.0157.4162.716,485
NJ2013156.1153.5158.716,319
NJ2014155.9153.3158.516,593
NJ2015150.6148.1153.216,271
NJ2016149.1146.6151.716,375
NJ2017145.8143.2148.316,262
NJ2018141.2138.7143.616,012
NJ2019136.6134.2139.015,704
NJ2020133.3130.9135.715,564

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CA-1.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html]
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to All Cancers by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2020 (HNJ2020)

Race/EthnicityYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 84
White2000210.3206.5214.015,031
White2001210.5206.7214.315,070
White2002204.3200.5208.014,696
White2003204.1200.4207.914,750
White2004194.8191.2198.514,106
White2005194.3190.6198.014,052
White2006192.1188.5195.813,899
White2007191.0187.3194.713,905
White2008183.6180.0187.313,478
White2009179.0175.4182.613,171
White2010176.1172.5179.713,276
White2011174.6171.0178.213,135
White2012170.0166.4173.512,980
White2013165.2161.7168.712,714
White2014165.0161.5168.512,784
White2015159.3155.8162.712,416
White2016158.0154.5161.512,397
White2017155.6152.1159.012,281
White2018150.0146.5153.411,948
White2019147.3143.9150.711,774
White2020142.4139.0145.811,454
Black2000261.8252.3271.22,143
Black2001253.4244.1262.72,108
Black2002244.9235.8254.02,083
Black2003247.1237.9256.22,121
Black2004226.7218.0235.41,994
Black2005219.4210.8228.01,966
Black2006220.6212.0229.22,002
Black2007208.9200.5217.31,920
Black2008212.6204.1221.11,979
Black2009204.7196.4213.01,971
Black2010205.0196.6213.32,018
Black2011198.0189.8206.22,012
Black2012182.7174.9190.51,898
Black2013178.4170.7186.11,907
Black2014184.3176.5192.22,027
Black2015179.8172.0187.52,020
Black2016173.7166.1181.31,998
Black2017168.7161.2176.21,984
Black2018162.3155.0169.71,946
Black2019153.7146.5160.81,885
Black2020150.2143.1157.31,877
Hispanic2000120.7114.3127.1652
Hispanic2001113.7107.6119.8688
Hispanic2002116.5110.4122.6733
Hispanic2003116.2110.2122.2770
Hispanic2004100.394.8105.8688
Hispanic2005109.9104.3115.6780
Hispanic2006111.4105.8117.1850
Hispanic2007102.997.5108.3823
Hispanic2008106.1100.7111.5918
Hispanic200998.193.0103.2882
Hispanic2010105.6100.5110.7925
Hispanic2011100.795.8105.6950
Hispanic201298.894.0103.6992
Hispanic2013104.599.6109.41,073
Hispanic2014101.196.3105.91,113
Hispanic201597.793.0102.31,117
Hispanic201698.293.5102.81,195
Hispanic201793.889.498.31,172
Hispanic201895.491.099.91,243
Hispanic201987.583.291.81,218
Hispanic202091.987.696.31,318
Asian200083.975.992.0216
Asian200196.888.3105.2267
Asian200285.377.693.1263
Asian200377.570.284.7263
Asian200498.490.4106.5330
Asian200578.271.285.3321
Asian200683.976.791.2340
Asian200772.565.979.1330
Asian200880.473.687.3362
Asian200971.965.578.3363
Asian201087.680.994.4427
Asian201185.478.992.0455
Asian201274.168.080.2432
Asian201371.465.677.3426
Asian201470.965.176.7451
Asian201572.266.478.0483
Asian201668.763.174.3515
Asian201771.665.977.2557
Asian201870.865.276.4579
Asian201966.260.871.6562
Asian202067.762.373.1616

Data Notes

This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CA-1.

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to All Cancers by Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2020

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White142.4139.0145.811,454
Black150.2143.1157.31,877
Hispanic91.987.696.31,318
Asian67.762.373.1616
New Jersey133.3130.9135.715,564
United States144.1143.8144.5602,350

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to All Cancers by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, New Jersey, 2020

SexRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 8
MaleWhite162.4157.2167.55,678
MaleBlack185.3173.9196.8902
MaleHispanic107.1100.5113.8662
MaleAsian75.967.784.1316
FemaleWhite129.0124.5133.55,776
FemaleBlack130.3121.2139.4975
FemaleHispanic81.575.787.2656
FemaleAsian61.254.068.3300

Data Notes

Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race.

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to All Cancers by County, New Jersey, 2020

CountyDeaths per 100,000 Standardized PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 23
Atlantic163.6148.2179.1615
Bergen116.5109.5123.41,526
Burlington139.1128.2150.0861
Camden154.7143.9165.5987
Cape May141.6117.3166.0258
Cumberland180.1158.4201.8321
Essex120.9113.3128.51,100
Gloucester169.1154.3184.0634
Hudson111.6103.6119.6754
Hunterdon117.798.7136.7229
Mercer136.4124.5148.4633
Middlesex124.1116.5131.71,274
Monmouth136.8127.6146.01,214
Morris121.6111.8131.3844
Ocean152.9143.1162.71,538
Passaic128.9118.9138.8771
Salem174.1141.4206.8160
Somerset116.6104.9128.2521
Sussex145.1125.2165.0281
Union122.4113.2131.6810
Warren149.5126.2172.8233
New Jersey133.3130.9135.715,564
United States144.1143.8144.5602,350

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

References and Community Resources

1. [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/ How to Prevent Cancer or Find It Early] CDC Cancer Prevention and Control: [http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/] National Cancer Institute: [http://www.cancer.gov/]

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