Childhood Cancer
Table 5

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Table 5.
Central Nervous System Tumors
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
State275 2.4 151 3.4 133 3.0 147 3.3 163 3.5 154 3.1 823 2.9
Atlantic--- --- 5 4.4 --- --- 6 4.8 7 5.2 7 5.2 30 3.9
Bergen7 2.2 9 2.1 7 1.6 7 1.5 14 3.3 12 2.6 56 2.1
Burlington--- --- 13 5.4 7 2.8 9 3.7 5 1.8 5 1.8 41 2.7
Camden83.7165.192.892.8174.892.5683.3
Essex8 2.1 13 2.5 8 1.6 16 3.3 10 1.9 22 4.5 77 2.5
Gloucester------ 7 5.1 5 3.4 9 6.2 6 3.7 --- --- 34 3.7
Hudson------ 5 1.5 11 3.5 9 2.9 18 5.6 11 3.3 58 2.9
Mercer------6 3.5 --- --- 5 2.6 10 5.4 7 3.6 35 3.1
Middlesex------7 1.9 8 2.3 6 1.8 15 4.1 14 3.7 53 2.4
Monmouth7 3.1 17 5.3 11 3.4 11 3.3 11 3.2 18 4.7 75 3.6
Morris7 4.1 8 3.1 12 4.9 7 3.0 9 3.4 7 2.8 50 3.3
Ocean5 3.4 10 4.6 16 7.0 13 5.1 8 3.2 8 2.8 60 4.0
Passaic7 3.6 14 5.0 5 1.8 12 4.4 7 2.4 7 2.3 52 3.0
Somerset--- --- ------ 6 4.9 6 4.3 5 3.8 5 3.2 26 3.2
Union--- --- 10 3.8 7 2.6 9 3.2 6 2.2 --- --- 38 2.3
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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