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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 2015, New Jersey childhood leukemia incidence rates (ages 0 - 14, and 0 - 19), were generally stable. On average, 106 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 - 2015

SexAge GroupRate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 16
Male<15.14.06.475
Male1-49.89.010.6584
Male5-94.84.35.3359
Male10-143.53.13.9262
Male15-193.83.44.3283
Female<15.74.57.180
Female1-48.27.59.0467
Female5-93.73.24.1262
Female10-143.22.83.6229
Female15-192.42.02.8165

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, by Age Group by Year, 1990 - 2015

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 - 1420056.25.17.5108
0 - 1420065.74.66.998
0 - 1420076.45.37.8110
0 - 1420083.93.15.067
0 - 1420096.25.17.5105
0 - 1420105.74.77.097
0 - 1420115.74.67.096
0 - 1420125.64.56.893
0 - 1420134.83.86.080
0 - 1420146.35.17.6104
0 - 1420155.24.16.485
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 - 1920055.44.56.4126
0 - 1920065.04.16.0116
0 - 1920075.74.76.7130
0 - 1920083.93.14.890
0 - 1920095.44.46.4122
0 - 1920105.44.46.4122
0 - 1920115.24.36.3119
0 - 1920124.94.15.9111
0 - 1920134.33.55.397
0 - 1920145.64.76.7125
0 - 1920154.43.65.497

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey by County, Ages 0-14, 1990-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic5.13.96.468
Bergen5.14.45.8217
Burlington5.24.36.3117
Camden5.24.46.1147
Cape May7.14.910.131
Cumberland5.23.77.042
Essex4.53.95.1196
Gloucester5.74.57.182
Hudson5.44.66.3160
Hunterdon5.94.18.137
Mercer4.03.25.172
Middlesex5.74.96.5219
Monmouth4.94.25.7158
Morris5.54.66.5135
Ocean5.24.46.2143
Passaic5.64.86.6154
Salem4.12.26.914
Somerset5.54.46.788
Sussex6.04.48.047
Union5.74.86.6159
Warren5.53.77.830
New Jersey5.25.05.42,318

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey by County, Ages 0-19, 1990-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic4.53.65.681
Bergen4.64.05.2259
Burlington4.84.15.7143
Camden4.84.25.6182
Cape May6.34.58.737
Cumberland4.53.46.049
Essex4.23.74.8243
Gloucester4.83.95.992
Hudson4.84.15.5188
Hunterdon5.23.77.043
Mercer3.62.94.588
Middlesex4.94.35.5252
Monmouth4.33.75.0186
Morris4.74.05.6154
Ocean4.94.25.6172
Passaic5.04.35.8184
Salem3.52.05.716
Somerset5.24.36.3109
Sussex5.13.86.653
Union5.44.66.2197
Warren4.93.56.836
New Jersey4.74.54.92,766

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by Gender and Age Group, 1990 - 2015

SexAge GroupRate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 10
Male<11.81.22.626
Male1-48.27.58.9487
Male5-94.03.64.5301
Male10-142.21.82.5164
Male15-192.21.92.6165
Female<12.31.63.232
Female1-46.96.27.6393
Female5-93.12.73.5219
Female10-142.11.82.5154
Female15-191.00.71.266

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by Age Group by Year, 1990 - 2015

Age Groups for Childhood Cancers (0-14,0-19)YearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 52
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 - 1420114.43.45.574
0 - 1420124.33.45.472
0 - 1420133.52.74.558
0 - 1420144.63.65.876
0 - 1420154.13.25.267
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 - 1920082.51.93.358
0 - 1920093.62.84.481
0 - 1920103.42.74.378
0 - 1920113.73.04.684
0 - 1920123.62.84.480
0 - 1920132.92.23.764
0 - 1920144.03.24.988
0 - 1920153.32.64.273

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by County, Ages 0 - 14, 1990 - 2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Incidence Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic3.92.95.152
Bergen4.13.54.7174
Burlington4.03.24.990
Camden4.13.44.9117
Cape May4.62.87.120
Cumberland3.72.55.330
Essex3.22.73.8142
Gloucester4.83.76.169
Hudson4.03.34.8120
Hunterdon5.33.67.433
Mercer3.02.33.954
Middlesex4.33.65.0165
Monmouth3.83.24.6124
Morris4.33.55.2105
Ocean4.13.44.9111
Passaic4.13.44.9112
Salem3.21.65.811
Somerset4.13.25.266
Sussex4.73.36.537
Union4.33.65.1121
Warren4.02.56.022
New Jersey4.03.84.21,776

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in New Jersey, Lymphoid Leukemias by County, Ages 0 - 19, 1990 - 2015

CountyAge-Adjusted rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic3.32.54.359
Bergen3.53.04.0196
Burlington3.52.84.2103
Camden3.63.04.3136
Cape May4.32.86.325
Cumberland3.22.34.535
Essex2.82.43.3165
Gloucester3.83.04.873
Hudson3.42.84.0133
Hunterdon4.53.16.137
Mercer2.62.03.362
Middlesex3.53.04.0181
Monmouth3.22.73.8137
Morris3.63.04.3117
Ocean3.52.94.1124
Passaic3.42.94.1126
Salem2.61.44.612
Somerset3.83.04.779
Sussex3.62.65.038
Union3.93.34.6143
Warren3.42.25.025
New Jersey3.43.33.62,007

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, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]

References and Community Resources

More information on leukemia in children is available from the American Cancer Society: [https://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-in-children.html]; and 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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