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Incidence of Esophageal Cancer

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Incidence of Esophageal Cancer by County, Males, 2016-2020

Incidence of Esophageal Cancer by County, Female, 2016-2020

Why Is This Important?

During 2020, 367 male and 112 female New Jersey residents were diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer does have some modifiable risk factors. You can reduce your risk of developing this disease by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, watching your diet and body weight, and getting treated for gastroesophageal reflux disease or Barrett's esophagus.


Incidence rate of invasive esophagus 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.

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How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of new cases of esphageal cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.
Denominator:Defined population in a specified time interval.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1990 and 2020, the age-adjusted esophageal cancer rate in males averaged 8.3 cases per 100,000. In females, the average rate was 2.1 cases per 100,000. The lifetime risk of developing esophageal cancer is 1 in 125 for men and 1 in 417 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, []

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: [] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: []

Indicator Data Last Updated On 10/24/2023, Published on 05/24/2024
Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369, e-mail: (