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Complete Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Childhood Leukemia

Definition

Incidence rate of leukemia in children for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.

Numerator

Number of new cases of leukemia in children among a defined population in a specified time interval. Cases were selected using ICCC recode ICD-0-3/WHO recode.

Denominator

Defined population in a specified time interval. Population age groups 0-14 and 0-19 are both found to be useful by the International Classification of Childhood Cancers (ICCC).

Why Is This Important?

In general, childhood cancers are rare and represent about 1% of all cancers. Leukemias are the most common childhood cancers, accounting for about 30 percent of all cancers in children age 0 - 14 years. Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) accounts for about 75 percent of childhood leukemias. At this time, we do not know what causes most leukemias.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1990 and 2018, New Jersey childhood leukemia incidence rates (ages 0 - 14, and 0 - 19), were generally stable. On average, 107 children ages 0-19 are diagnosed annually with leukemia in New Jersey. Mortality rates for most types of childhood cancers have steadily decreased in recent years due to improved treatments.

What Is Being Done?

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents. [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/ccc_plans.htm]

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/cancer-data/index.shtml] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/occp.shtml] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/njccr.shtml]


Related Indicators

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, by Gender and Age Group, 1990 - 2018

SexAge GroupRate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 10
Male<14.83.86.078
Male1-49.79.010.5639
Male5-94.94.45.4407
Male10-143.73.34.1309
Male15-193.83.44.3316
Female<15.34.36.683
Female1-48.47.79.1530
Female5-93.73.34.2296
Female10-143.22.93.7260
Female15-192.52.22.9193

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age group-specific. Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases over the defined interval.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, by Age Group by Year, 1990 - 2018

Age Groups for Childhood Cancers (0-14,0-19)YearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 58
0 - 1419905.04.06.378
0 - 1419914.23.25.367
0 - 1419924.73.85.979
0 - 1419935.14.16.385
0 - 1419944.03.15.069
0 - 1419954.93.96.185
0 - 1419965.44.36.694
0 - 1419974.63.75.881
0 - 1419985.34.36.593
0 - 1419995.04.06.288
0 - 1420004.43.55.578
0 - 1420015.34.36.593
0 - 1420025.44.46.695
0 - 1420035.44.46.695
0 - 1420045.44.46.695
0 - 1420056.15.07.4107
0 - 1420065.74.66.998
0 - 1420076.45.37.8110
0 - 1420084.03.15.168
0 - 1420096.25.17.5105
0 - 1420105.84.77.097
0 - 1420115.74.67.096
0 - 1420125.64.56.893
0 - 1420134.83.86.080
0 - 1420146.35.27.7104
0 - 1420155.24.16.484
0 - 1420166.25.07.5100
0 - 1420175.94.87.296
0 - 1420185.54.46.889
0 - 1919904.33.55.389
0 - 1919913.72.94.678
0 - 1919924.43.65.496
0 - 1919934.63.85.6101
0 - 1919943.83.04.785
0 - 1919954.33.55.297
0 - 1919964.94.05.9111
0 - 1919973.93.14.789
0 - 1919985.04.16.0113
0 - 1919994.63.75.6105
0 - 1920004.03.24.992
0 - 1920015.04.26.0116
0 - 1920024.73.85.6109
0 - 1920034.94.15.9115
0 - 1920044.94.15.9115
0 - 1920055.34.56.4125
0 - 1920065.04.16.0116
0 - 1920075.74.76.7130
0 - 1920084.03.24.992
0 - 1920095.44.46.4122
0 - 1920105.44.56.4123
0 - 1920115.24.36.3119
0 - 1920124.94.16.0111
0 - 1920134.43.55.397
0 - 1920145.74.76.7125
0 - 1920154.43.65.496
0 - 1920165.44.56.5118
0 - 1920175.44.56.5117
0 - 1920185.04.16.1109

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey by County, Ages 0-14, 1990-2018

CountyAge-Adjusted rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic4.93.86.172
Bergen5.14.55.8241
Burlington5.44.56.4133
Camden5.24.46.1163
Cape May6.54.49.331
Cumberland5.03.66.745
Essex4.53.95.1218
Gloucester5.74.67.090
Hudson5.34.66.2178
Hunterdon6.24.58.442
Mercer4.33.55.486
Middlesex5.95.26.6252
Monmouth4.84.25.6172
Morris5.64.76.6151
Ocean5.54.76.4170
Passaic5.74.96.6173
Salem5.13.17.919
Somerset5.64.66.8100
Sussex6.14.68.152
Union5.85.06.7181
Warren5.23.57.431
New Jersey5.35.15.52,602

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases over the defined interval.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey by County, Ages 0-19, 1990-2018

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic4.43.55.486
Bergen4.64.15.2291
Burlington4.94.25.8162
Camden4.84.25.5200
Cape May5.84.18.037
Cumberland4.33.25.752
Essex4.23.74.7270
Gloucester4.73.95.8101
Hudson4.74.15.4209
Hunterdon5.33.97.048
Mercer3.83.14.6103
Middlesex5.04.45.6289
Monmouth4.53.95.1212
Morris4.84.15.6172
Ocean5.14.45.8203
Passaic5.34.66.0212
Salem4.22.66.421
Somerset5.24.36.2121
Sussex5.34.06.860
Union5.44.76.2223
Warren4.63.36.437
New Jersey4.84.64.93,111

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases over the defined interval.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by Gender and Age Group, 1990 - 2018

SexAge GroupRate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 10
Male<11.81.22.629
Male1-48.17.58.9537
Male5-94.13.74.6341
Male10-142.42.02.7199
Male15-192.32.02.6186
Female<12.11.53.033
Female1-47.16.57.8450
Female5-93.12.73.5246
Female10-142.11.82.5171
Female15-191.00.81.276

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age group-specific. Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases over the defined interval. 97 to 99% of childhood lymphoid leukemias are acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL).

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by Age Group by Year, 1990 - 2018

Age Groups for Childhood Cancers (0-14,0-19)YearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 58
0 - 1419904.03.15.162
0 - 1419913.32.44.352
0 - 1419924.23.35.370
0 - 1419934.03.15.167
0 - 1419943.32.54.257
0 - 1419953.93.15.069
0 - 1419964.03.15.070
0 - 1419974.03.25.171
0 - 1419984.13.25.272
0 - 1419994.23.35.273
0 - 1420003.52.74.561
0 - 1420013.62.74.663
0 - 1420023.72.94.866
0 - 1420034.03.15.070
0 - 1420044.33.45.475
0 - 1420054.53.65.679
0 - 1420064.63.75.880
0 - 1420074.93.96.184
0 - 1420082.72.03.646
0 - 1420094.53.55.676
0 - 1420103.93.05.066
0 - 1420114.53.55.675
0 - 1420124.33.45.472
0 - 1420133.62.74.659
0 - 1420144.83.86.079
0 - 1420154.13.25.267
0 - 1420165.04.06.281
0 - 1420174.53.55.672
0 - 1420184.53.55.672
0 - 1919903.32.64.268
0 - 1919912.82.13.659
0 - 1919923.72.94.681
0 - 1919933.22.54.071
0 - 1919943.12.43.969
0 - 1919953.52.74.379
0 - 1919963.52.84.380
0 - 1919973.32.64.176
0 - 1919983.62.84.482
0 - 1919993.52.84.482
0 - 1920003.02.43.870
0 - 1920013.32.64.277
0 - 1920023.12.43.973
0 - 1920033.42.74.279
0 - 1920043.83.04.788
0 - 1920053.83.14.789
0 - 1920063.73.04.686
0 - 1920074.03.24.992
0 - 1920082.62.03.359
0 - 1920093.62.84.481
0 - 1920103.42.74.378
0 - 1920113.83.04.685
0 - 1920123.62.84.580
0 - 1920132.92.33.765
0 - 1920144.13.35.191
0 - 1920153.32.64.273
0 - 1920164.23.45.191
0 - 1920173.83.04.782
0 - 1920183.83.04.782

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. 97 to 99% of childhood lymphoid leukemias are acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL).

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by County, Ages 0 - 14, 1990 - 2018

CountyAge-Adjusted Incidence Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic3.72.84.955
Bergen4.03.54.6190
Burlington4.23.45.1104
Camden4.23.55.0131
Cape May4.42.76.821
Cumberland3.52.45.032
Essex3.22.83.8158
Gloucester4.83.86.076
Hudson4.03.44.8135
Hunterdon5.53.87.537
Mercer3.32.54.265
Middlesex4.43.85.1191
Monmouth3.83.24.5136
Morris4.43.75.3119
Ocean4.23.55.0131
Passaic4.33.65.1130
Salem4.32.47.016
Somerset4.33.45.376
Sussex4.73.46.440
Union4.43.75.2139
Warren3.82.45.823
New Jersey4.13.94.32,006

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases over the defined interval.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by County, Ages 0 - 19, 1990 - 2018

CountyAge-Adjusted rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic3.22.54.163
Bergen3.43.03.9216
Burlington3.63.04.3118
Camden3.63.14.3151
Cape May4.12.76.026
Cumberland3.12.24.237
Essex2.82.43.3182
Gloucester3.83.04.781
Hudson3.42.94.0150
Hunterdon4.53.36.241
Mercer2.72.13.473
Middlesex3.63.14.1208
Monmouth3.32.83.8155
Morris3.63.04.3131
Ocean3.63.14.3147
Passaic3.73.14.3148
Salem3.42.05.417
Somerset3.83.14.789
Sussex3.82.75.143
Union4.03.44.7165
Warren3.32.14.826
New Jersey3.53.33.62,268

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases over the defined interval.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]

References and Community Resources

More information on leukemia in children is available from the NJ State Cancer Registry: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/reports.shtml] and [https://nj.gov/health/ces/documents/briefs/leukemia_mortality.pdf].

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