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Deaths due to Breast Cancer by County, New Jersey, 2018-2020

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Deaths due to Breast Cancer by County, New Jersey, 2018-2020

Why Is This Important?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of deaths due to cancer among women in New Jersey, claiming more than 1,200 lives annually.


Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the female breast as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 code: C50

Data Notes

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

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of deaths among females due to breast cancer
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of females in the population

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective CA-3

    NJ Target: Reduce breast cancer deaths among women to 23.5 per 100,000 females (age-adjusted) for the total population, 10.2 for Asians, 26.1 for Blacks, 11.2 for Hispanics, and 24.7 for Whites by 2020

Relevant Population Characteristics

Population characteristics associated with breast cancer survival in New Jersey include neighborhood measures of poverty and inequality [ (Wiese et al., 2019)] as well as race/ethnicity [ (Kulkarni et al., 2019)].

Health Care System Factors

See [] for breast cancer screening recommendations.

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Health Topic Pages Related to: Deaths due to Breast Cancer

Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/10/2023, Published on 06/12/2024
Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369, e-mail: (