Childhood Cancer
Table 4

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Table 4.
Lymphocytic Leukemia
Age-adjusted incidence rates per 100,000 children,
males and females, ages 0-14, all races,
1979-19951

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1979-19801981-19831984-19861987-19891990-1992 1993-19951979-1995
CountyCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRateCasesRate
State2112 3.6 181 4.0 147 3.2 162 3.4 180 3.6 190 3.6 972 3.4
Atlantic5 6.2 5 4.3 --- --- 8 5.7 5 3.8 6 4.0 31 3.9
Bergen10 3.3 16 3.7 18 4.2 12 2.8 19 4.2 16 3.4 91 3.4
Burlington--- --- 10 4.1 12 5.1 --- --- 14 4.9 10 3.7 52 3.3
Camden8 3.5 21 6.6 5 1.5 8 2.4 12 3.3 13 3.4 67 3.2
Essex11 2.9 15 2.8 9 1.8 19 3.7 14 2.8 19 3.6 87 2.8
Gloucester--- --- 6 4.2 6 4.4 9 5.9 8 4.8 6 3.2 38 4.0
Hudson9 3.9 17 5.0 11 3.2 10 2.9 14 4.1 14 4.1 75 3.7
Mercer7 5.5 5 2.7 --- --- --- --- --- --- 8 3.5 32 2.7
Middlesex9 3.8 14 4.1 20 5.5 13 3.2 21 5.2 14 3.3 91 3.9
Monmouth5 2.2 11 3.4 12 3.6 16 4.7 12 3.1 19 4.8 75 3.5
Morris6 3.5 7 2.9 --- --- 10 4.0 11 4.3 12 4.5 49 3.1
Ocean5 3.4 8 3.5 7 2.8 16 6.4 10 3.9 13 4.5 59 3.9
Passaic10 5.0 14 4.8 6 2.3 12 4.2 --- --- 15 4.6 61 3.4
Somerset--- --- 5 4.3 6 4.6 --- ---5 3.2 --- --- 24 2.7
Union6 3.2 8 2.8 7 2.4 7 2.5 10 3.1 6 2.0 44 2.5
1 Counties with three or more time periods of fewer than five cases each were removed from the table - Cape May, Cumberland, Hunterdon, 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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