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Complete Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer

Definition

Incidence rate of invasive oral cavity and pharynx 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 oral cavity and pharynx cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.

Denominator

Defined population in a specified time interval.

Why Is This Important?

During 2015, 808 male and 367 female New Jersey residents were diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx. The most common sites for oral cavity and pharynx cancers are the tongue, floor of the mouth, gums, lip, tonsil, or lower pharynx. The most common risk factors for getting cancer of the oral cavity are tobacco use (both cigarette smoking and smokeless/chewing tobacco) and drinking alcoholic beverages in excess.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1990 and 2015, the age-adjusted oral cavity and pharynx cancer rate in males averaged 15.6 cases per 100,000 population. In females, the age-adjusted oral cavity and pharynx cancer rate averaged 6.3 cases per 100,000 population. The lifetime risk of developing oral cavity and pharynx cancer is 1 in 62 for men and 1 in 147 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]


Related Indicators

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence, by Year and Sex, 1990 - 2015

SexYearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 52
Male199017.315.918.8590
Male199115.914.617.4547
Male199216.715.318.1584
Male199316.014.617.4547
Male199415.914.517.3553
Male199517.416.018.8619
Male199616.415.117.8600
Male199716.515.217.9605
Male199816.014.717.3607
Male199914.513.315.8554
Male200015.514.216.8599
Male200114.813.616.1586
Male200215.013.816.3598
Male200314.413.215.6585
Male200414.613.415.8606
Male200514.413.315.6604
Male200615.614.416.8669
Male200715.514.316.7669
Male200814.413.315.6640
Male200915.914.817.2714
Male201015.414.316.6717
Male201115.114.016.3704
Male201215.013.916.1723
Male201316.415.217.6786
Male201416.515.317.7812
Male201516.014.817.1808
Female19907.16.48.0317
Female19916.55.77.3285
Female19925.95.26.6266
Female19937.16.37.9329
Female19946.55.87.3300
Female19957.26.58.1337
Female19966.86.17.6315
Female19976.25.56.9296
Female19986.35.67.1304
Female19997.16.47.9345
Female20005.85.26.5289
Female20016.15.46.8303
Female20025.85.26.6293
Female20036.05.36.7300
Female20046.45.77.1325
Female20055.65.06.3289
Female20066.55.87.3338
Female20075.65.06.3296
Female20086.25.56.9327
Female20096.55.97.3346
Female20105.65.06.3308
Female20116.45.87.2354
Female20126.15.46.8341
Female20136.45.77.1363
Female20145.75.16.4330
Female20156.35.67.0367

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 Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence by County, Males, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 MalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic21.218.124.7174
Bergen13.812.415.3366
Burlington15.913.818.3203
Camden17.415.219.8234
Cape May19.515.025.169
Cumberland20.616.425.685
Essex13.411.715.2250
Gloucester16.713.919.8138
Hudson12.410.614.4179
Hunterdon14.010.618.461
Mercer15.212.818.0145
Middlesex14.512.916.3303
Monmouth17.515.619.6322
Morris16.114.118.4241
Ocean17.815.919.9338
Passaic15.413.217.8194
Salem23.817.132.245
Somerset14.412.117.1141
Sussex18.114.122.981
Union14.912.917.2208
Warren17.713.223.256
New Jersey15.815.316.33,833

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 Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence by County, Females, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 FemalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic8.06.210.273
Bergen5.74.96.6181
Burlington7.46.19.0110
Camden6.75.58.2109
Cape May7.24.610.930
Cumberland6.34.29.229
Essex5.44.56.5127
Gloucester6.44.98.459
Hudson4.23.35.371
Hunterdon5.53.48.525
Mercer4.63.46.053
Middlesex7.06.08.1170
Monmouth7.56.38.8156
Morris5.54.46.890
Ocean7.05.98.3163
Passaic5.44.36.880
Salem5.52.710.212
Somerset6.44.98.266
Sussex8.55.911.839
Union5.34.26.588
Warren6.03.79.223
New Jersey6.25.96.51,755

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

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