This report presents statewide, age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates for all cancers diagnosed among New Jersey residents during the period 1994-1998 and comparisons of state and national data for 1993-1997. The incidence data for 1998 should be considered preliminary.
The primary goal of this report is to provide 1994-1998 data to health planners, researchers and the public. Data are provided statewide for four population subgroups: white males, white females, black males, and black females. Rates are also provided by gender for all races combined.
The prior incidence report was issued in March 2000 and presented incidence data for the years 1993-1997. This report includes cancer mortality data.