Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/ ^1^]
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CA-4.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at [https://wonder.cdc.gov/Deaths-by-Underlying-Cause.html]
- Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
- Population Estimates, [https://www.nj.gov/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
DefinitionDeaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the cervix uteri as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 code: C53
NumeratorNumber of deaths among females due to cancer of the uterine cervix
DenominatorTotal number of females in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce the death rate from cancer of the uterine cervixU.S. Target: 2.2 deaths per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
State Target: 1.8 deaths per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
Other Objectives'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-4''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to uterine cervix cancer per 100,000 standard female population to 1.8 for the total population, 1.4 among Whites, 3.6 among Blacks, and 2.8 among Hispanics. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-4''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to uterine cervix cancer per 100,000 standard female population to 1.9 for the total population, 1.6 among Whites, and 3.6 among Blacks.
How Are We Doing?The death rate due to cervical cancer is declining and the revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 target for the total female population was achieved in 2020.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The age-adjusted death rate due to cervical cancer is essentially the same in New Jersey and the U.S.
Available ServicesThe [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program] provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for cervical cancer.
Page Content Updated On 04/28/2022, Published on 04/28/2022