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Complete Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Lung & Bronchus Cancer

Definition

Incidence rate of invasive lung and bronchus cancer 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 lung and bronchus cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.

Denominator

Defined population in a specified time interval.

Why Is This Important?

In New Jersey 2,846 men and 3,081 women were diagnosed with cancer of the lung or bronchus during 2015. Lung cancer causes the most cancer deaths among New Jersey residents - over 1,780 among men and 1,900 among women in 2016. Cigarette smoking is believed to be responsible for almost 90% of all lung cancer cases. Other risk factors include second-hand smoke, residential radon exposure, high doses of ionizing radiation such as might be received from therapeutic radiation treatment, and certain occupational exposures. Air pollution, specifically particulates from burning fossil fuel, is also a risk factor for lung cancer.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1990 and 2015, the age-adjusted incidence rate of lung and bronchus cancer in New Jersey men declined from about 107 cases per 100,000 to about 61 cases per 100,000. Among NJ woman in the lung and bronchus age-adjusted cancer incidence rate increased and then decreased slightly averaging 54.3 cases per 100,000 for the same time period, 1990-2015. Past smoking patterns among men and women are the main cause for these trends. The percentage of women who smoke began decreasing rapidly in the mid-1980's, while the percentage of men who smoke began decreasing rapidly much earlier (before 1965). The lifetime risk of developing lung and bronchus cancer is 1 in 15 for men and 1 in 17 for women.

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]

Health Program Information

Two fact sheets on lung cancer and its risk factors are available from the NJDOH: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/documents/caradonsmoking.pdf] [https://www.state.nj.us/health/ces/documents/briefs/lungcancer.pdf]


Related Indicators

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence, by Year and Sex, 1990 - 2015

SexYearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 58
Male1990107.2103.5110.93,531
Male1991105.2101.6108.93,518
Male1992101.798.3105.33,465
Male1993100.497.0103.93,426
Male199497.093.6100.43,342
Male199595.392.198.73,335
Male199695.692.398.93,355
Male199795.292.098.53,392
Male199896.593.299.83,478
Male199988.385.391.43,234
Male200088.885.891.93,290
Male200185.982.988.93,208
Male200285.082.188.03,219
Male200382.279.385.23,148
Male200475.873.178.72,933
Male200580.377.583.23,135
Male200678.675.881.43,110
Male200777.574.780.33,106
Male200874.371.677.03,026
Male200972.069.474.72,987
Male201068.766.271.32,878
Male201168.065.570.62,917
Male201266.964.469.42,926
Male201364.862.467.32,905
Male201461.359.063.72,811
Male201561.058.763.32,846
Female199052.350.154.42,364
Female199152.650.554.82,391
Female199251.549.453.62,383
Female199352.950.855.02,458
Female199452.550.454.62,464
Female199553.351.255.42,536
Female199655.753.657.82,661
Female199755.553.457.72,697
Female199856.454.458.62,779
Female199955.953.858.02,775
Female200055.553.457.62,778
Female200157.155.159.32,893
Female200257.155.059.22,913
Female200356.154.158.22,895
Female200455.253.257.32,881
Female200557.455.359.53,004
Female200657.655.659.73,025
Female200757.755.659.83,048
Female200858.256.260.33,131
Female200955.653.657.63,037
Female201052.250.354.22,895
Female201154.552.656.53,066
Female201251.049.152.92,931
Female201353.751.855.63,107
Female201452.750.954.73,114
Female201551.249.453.13,081

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]


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence by County, Males, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 MalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic73.567.380.1549
Bergen56.653.659.71,428
Burlington71.266.476.3848
Camden79.574.584.71,003
Cape May92.482.7103.1348
Cumberland85.376.095.3328
Essex57.453.761.3947
Gloucester90.383.297.9635
Hudson56.352.160.8703
Hunterdon54.947.063.9188
Mercer69.363.875.2615
Middlesex59.355.862.91,141
Monmouth62.758.866.71,054
Morris51.347.555.4685
Ocean75.171.379.11,492
Passaic58.053.662.7673
Salem92.679.1107.9176
Somerset51.346.456.6425
Sussex74.265.583.8292
Union54.950.759.3676
Warren65.456.375.5198
New Jersey64.363.265.414,405

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 in five years.

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]


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence by County, Females, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 FemalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic64.459.369.8611
Bergen47.044.649.41,552
Burlington57.353.561.3872
Camden65.761.769.81,073
Cape May69.461.778.1309
Cumberland59.152.366.5283
Essex43.340.746.11,014
Gloucester66.261.071.8609
Hudson39.436.442.5667
Hunterdon50.844.058.5214
Mercer52.348.256.8596
Middlesex47.644.950.41,188
Monmouth61.658.365.11,335
Morris45.842.649.3772
Ocean67.163.970.51,743
Passaic43.640.347.2655
Salem64.154.275.6154
Somerset44.040.048.3463
Sussex53.546.960.9251
Union42.539.345.8700
Warren62.954.971.8235
New Jersey52.651.853.515,299

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 in five years.

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 lung cancer is available from the American Cancer Society, [https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer.html] and the NJ State Cancer Registry, [https://nj.gov/health/ces/documents/briefs/lungcancer.pdf].

Page Content Updated On 07/27/2018, Published on 08/06/2018
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