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Incidence of Breast Cancer in Females by County, 2016-2020

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Incidence of Breast Cancer in Females by County, 2016-2020

Why Is This Important?

In New Jersey, 7,346 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, after lung cancer.

Definition

Incidence rate of invasive breast cancer in females 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 breast cancer in females 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-19

Description: Incidence of breast cancer (females only)
https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/indicatorPages?selectedContentAreaAbbreviation=9&selectedIndicatorId=19


Health Care System Factors

See [https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/breast-cancer-screening] for breast cancer screening recommendations.

Risk Factors

See [https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/hp/breast-prevention-pdq#_558] for breast cancer risk factors.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:

Health Status Outcomes

See [https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html] for the current 5-year survival for female breast cancer.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:

Health Topic Pages Related to: Incidence of Breast Cancer in Females

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)