DefinitionIncidence rate of invasive and in situ urinary bladder 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.
NumeratorNumber of new cases of invasive and in situ urinary bladder cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.
DenominatorDefined population in a specified time interval.
Why Is This Important?During 2018, over 1,800 men and 640 women in New Jersey were diagnosed with cancer of the urinary bladder. Bladder cancer is more common among men than women, and is more common among whites than blacks. Bladder cancer occurs more frequently as people age. Smoking is an established risk factor for bladder cancer, with smokers being diagnosed with bladder cancer twice as often as non-smokers.
How Are We Doing?Between 1990 and 2018, the age-adjusted incidence rate of bladder cancer in New Jersey men averaged about 44 cases per 100,000 over the interval. Among New Jersey women, age-adjusted bladder cancer incidence averaged about 12 cases per 100,000 over the interval. The lifetime risk of developing bladder cancer is 1 in 26 for men and 1 in 85 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]