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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?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and New Jersey. It is the leading cause of death among persons 45-79 years of age as well as the leading cause of death among Hispanics and Asians in New Jersey. It is the second leading cause of death among Whites and Blacks.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the overall cancer death rate

U.S. Target: 161.4 deaths per 100,000 population (age-adjusted)
State Target: 135.8 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 138.5 for the total population, 144.0 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 several years. In New Jersey, over 16,000 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 in New Jersey but the gap is narrowing. County rates per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) range from a low of 118 in Somerset to a high of 219 in Salem.

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.

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health has many 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, 2000-2017 (HNJ2020)

US/NJYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 36
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
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
NJ2007181.0178.2183.917,103
NJ2008176.0173.3178.816,879
NJ2009170.2167.5173.016,567
NJ2010168.9166.2171.616,824
NJ2011165.8163.1168.516,716
NJ2012159.7157.0162.316,485
NJ2013155.5153.0158.116,319
NJ2014155.2152.6157.816,593
NJ2015149.8147.3152.316,271
NJ2016148.3145.8150.816,375
NJ2017144.6142.1147.116,262

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. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/cmf-icd10.html]
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/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, 2000-2017 (HNJ2020)

Race/EthnicityYearDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 72
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
White2011174.5170.9178.113,135
White2012169.8166.3173.412,980
White2013165.0161.4168.512,714
White2014164.7161.2168.212,784
White2015158.9155.4162.412,416
White2016157.7154.2161.212,397
White2017155.0151.5158.512,281
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
Black2010204.9196.6213.22,018
Black2011197.9189.7206.02,012
Black2012182.4174.6190.21,898
Black2013178.0170.3185.71,907
Black2014183.7175.9191.62,027
Black2015179.2171.5186.92,020
Black2016173.2165.6180.71,998
Black2017167.7160.3175.11,984
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
Hispanic2010105.5100.4110.6925
Hispanic2011100.495.5105.3950
Hispanic201298.093.3102.8992
Hispanic2013103.498.6108.31,073
Hispanic201499.795.0104.41,113
Hispanic201596.291.6100.71,117
Hispanic201696.692.0101.11,195
Hispanic201792.187.796.51,172
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
Asian201087.580.894.2427
Asian201184.978.491.5455
Asian201273.267.279.2432
Asian201370.164.475.9426
Asian201469.263.574.8451
Asian201570.164.475.7483
Asian201666.561.172.0515
Asian201769.363.974.8557

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, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/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, 2017

Race/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 6
White155.0151.5158.512,281
Black167.7160.3175.11,984
Hispanic92.187.796.51,172
Asian69.363.974.8557
New Jersey144.6142.1147.116,262
United States152.5152.1152.9599,108

Data Sources

  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/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, 2017

SexRace/EthnicityDeaths per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 8
MaleWhite176.4171.2181.76,019
MaleBlack205.2193.2217.1947
MaleHispanic114.8107.9121.7620
MaleAsian82.774.191.3297
FemaleWhite140.5135.9145.16,262
FemaleBlack146.3136.8155.91,037
FemaleHispanic76.270.581.8552
FemaleAsian59.252.166.2260

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, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/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, 2017

CountyDeaths per 100,000 Standardized PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 23
Atlantic144.1129.8158.4521
Bergen129.0121.8136.21,660
Burlington157.8146.2169.4939
Camden166.4155.2177.61,027
Cape May197.3168.9225.7330
Cumberland186.1164.5207.8330
Essex145.8137.5154.11,269
Gloucester168.5153.6183.3590
Hudson118.2110.1126.3781
Hunterdon133.3113.0153.5229
Mercer146.0133.8158.3655
Middlesex138.9131.0146.91,355
Monmouth138.2129.0147.41,171
Morris134.5124.4144.7899
Ocean168.5158.1178.91,653
Passaic138.7128.5148.9808
Salem219.1182.5255.7194
Somerset117.9106.3129.5488
Sussex160.0139.2180.8297
Union129.4120.0138.8832
Warren156.5132.8180.2234
New Jersey144.6142.1147.116,262
United States152.5152.1152.9599,108

Data Sources

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

References and Community Resources

CDC Cancer Prevention and Control: [http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/] National Cancer Institute: [http://www.cancer.gov/] American Cancer Society: [http://www.cancer.org/]

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