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Incidence of Brain and Other Nervous System Cancers by County, Males, 2016-2020

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Incidence of Brain and Other Nervous System Cancers by County, Males, 2016-2020

Why Is This Important?

In New Jersey, 384 males and 298 females were diagnosed with brain and other nervous system (ONS) cancers during 2020. While a variety of risk factors have been found for brain and ONS cancers, the cause of most of these tumors is not fully understood.

Definition

Incidence rate of invasive brain and other nervous system cancers 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.

Data Notes

  • Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
  • 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

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of new cases of brain and other nervous system cancers among a defined population in a specified time interval.
  • Denominator:

    Defined population in a specified time interval.

Related Health Objectives and Indicators


Environmental Public Health Tracking Indicator CA-47

Description: Incidence of brain and other nervous system cancer
https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/indicatorPages?selectedContentAreaAbbreviation=9&selectedIndicatorId=47


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:

Health Topic Pages Related to: Incidence of Brain and Other Nervous System Cancers

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: cancer@doh.nj.gov (https://www.nj.gov/health/ces)