Childhood Cancer
Table 3

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Table 3.
Leukemias
Age-adjusted incidence rates per 100,000 children,
males and females, ages 0-14, all races,
1979-1995 1

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1979-19801981-19831984-19861987-19891990-1992 1993-19951979-1995
CountyCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRate
State2149 4.8 237 5.2 211 4.6 198 4.2 219 4.4 235 4.5 1249 4.3
Atlantic5 6.2 5 4.3 5 4.0 8 5.7 7 4.9 9 5.6 39 4.8
Bergen15 5.0 21 4.9 26 6.0 17 4.0 24 5.4 21 4.5 124 4.7
Burlington8 4.8 16 6.6 16 6.7 6 2.6 15 5.3 15 5.5 76 4.9
Camden10 4.5 24 7.5 10 3.0 10 3.0 13 3.6 14 3.7 81 3.9
Essex13 3.4 22 4.2 18 3.6 23 4.5 16 3.2 23 4.3 115 3.7
Gloucester6 6.3 8 5.7 8 5.8 10 6.6 10 6.0 9 4.8 51 5.4
Hudson12 5.2 21 6.2 17 5.1 13 3.9 15 4.5 19 5.6 97 4.8
Hunterdon5 13.0 5 8.6 --- --- --- --- --- --- 5 6.3 23 5.9
Mercer10 7.9 8 4.3 7 3.8 6 3.2 ------ 9 4.1 44 3.8
Middlesex14 5.8 18 5.3 26 7.2 15 3.8 28 7.0 18 4.3 119 5.2
Monmouth7 3.0 13 4.0 14 4.2 19 5.6 16 4.2 20 5.1 89 4.2
Morris8 4.7 9 3.7 --- ---14 5.8 17 6.7 13 4.9 65 4.2
Ocean5 3.4 11 4.8 8 3.2 18 7.2 13 5.0 14 4.9 69 4.5
Passaic11 5.5 16 5.5 10 3.8 14 4.8 --- --- 19 5.9 74 4.1
Somerset------ 6 5.1 9 7.3 --- --- 5 3.2 5 3.0 30 3.5
Union6 3.2 17 6.0 10 3.6 8 2.9 11 3.4 11 3.7 63 3.6
1 Counties with three or more time periods of fewer than five cases each were removed from the table - Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Sussex and Warren counties. The dashes indicate fewer than five cases. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.
2 Includes cases with unknown county.


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