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Deaths due to Colorectal Cancer by Sex, New Jersey, 2000 to 2020

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Why Is This Important?

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in New Jersey and the US.


Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the colon, rectum, and anus as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 codes: C18-C21

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 due to cancer of the colon, rectum, and anus
  • Denominator:

    Estimated number of persons in the population

Related Health Objectives and Indicators

  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective CA-5

    NJ Target: Reduce colorectal cancer deaths to 12.9 per 100,000 population (age-adjusted) for the total population, 5.4 for Asians, 17.1 for Blacks, 9.5 for Hispanics, and 13.3 for Whites by 2020

Health Care System Factors

See [] for colorectal cancer screening recommendations.

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Risk Factors

See [] for colorectal cancer risk factors.

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Health Topic Pages Related to: Deaths due to Colorectal Cancer

Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/10/2023, Published on 05/30/2024
Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369, e-mail: (