Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for Specific Sites, Females (all races combined)

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
All Sites 45,365 155.2 154.7 149.0 148.7 140.7
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 433 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.3
 Lip 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Tongue 123 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
 Salivary Gland 45 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Floor of Mouth 19 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Gum and Other Mouth 80 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2
 Nasopharynx 47 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
 Tonsil 9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Oropharynx 24 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
 Hypopharynx 12 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Digestive System 10,968 35.9 34.4 33.4 31.9 31.3
 Esophagus 478 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.6
 Stomach 1,149 3.4 3.7 3.3 3.3 3.3
 Small Intestine 79 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
 Colon and Rectum 5,385 17.7 16.7 16.1 14.7 15.0
  Colon excluding Rectum 4,712 15.7 14.5 13.8 12.7 13.4
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 673 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.0 1.6
 Anus 39 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 687 2.2 2.0 2.4 2.1 2.0
  Liver 558 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.4
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 129 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6
 Gallbladder 278 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7
 Pancreas 2,553 8.7 8.2 7.9 8.1 7.3
Respiratory System 10,526 35.7 36.6 36.8 37.3 35.5
 Larynx 150 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.5
 Lung and Bronchus 10,269 34.7 35.8 36.2 36.4 34.5
Bones and Joints 29 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 294 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 0.8
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 619 2.3 1.9 2.1 2.2 1.9
 Melanomas of the Skin 485 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.4
Breast 7,853 29.1 28.1 26.8 27.4 24.7
Female Genital System 4,641 17.2 16.8 15.5 15.6 14.9
 Cervix 733 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.1
 Corpus and Uterus, NOS 1,310 4.2 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.7
 Corpus 549 1.7 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.9
 Uterus, NOS 761 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.8
 Ovary 2,362 9.1 8.5 7.9 7.9 7.4
 Vagina 59 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2
 Vulva 130 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4
Urinary System 1,480 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.8 3.9
 Urinary Bladder 740 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.4 1.8
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 705 2.2 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.1
 Ureter 15 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Eye 11 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Brain and Other Nervous System 943 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.2
 Brain 923 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.1
Endocrine System 202 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.7
 Thyroid 128 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3
Lymphomas 1,930 6.4 6.7 6.0 5.7 6.2
 Hodgkins Disease 96 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 1,834 6.1 6.3 5.6 5.3 5.8
Multiple Myeloma 806 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.6
Leukemias 1,452 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.4 4.3
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 374 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.0
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 85 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 266 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7
 Myeloid Leukemia 598 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.0 1.9
 Acute Myeloid Leukemia 440 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5
 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 143 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
 Monocytic Leukemia 13 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
 Other Leukemia 467 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 3,178 9.7 10.5 9.8 10.0 9.3


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