Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for Specific Sites, White Females

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
All Sites 39,844 154.7 153.5 148.1 149.7 140.5
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 361 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.3
 Lip 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Tongue 107 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
 Salivary Gland 41 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
 Floor of Mouth 10 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Gum and Other Mouth 68 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
 Nasopharynx 38 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
 Tonsil 5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Oropharynx 17 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
 Hypopharynx 10 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Digestive System 9,504 34.6 33.2 32.4 30.5 30.4
 Esophagus 359 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.4
 Stomach 963 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.1
 Small Intestine 65 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
 Colon and Rectum 4,728 17.6 16.2 15.7 14.0 14.7
  Colon excluding Rectum 4,129 15.6 14.1 13.4 12.1 13.1
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 599 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.7
 Anus 35 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 594 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.1 1.9
  Liver 481 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.4
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 113 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.6
 Gallbladder 243 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.7
 Pancreas 2,242 8.3 8.1 7.8 8.1 7.3
Respiratory System 9,355 36.3 36.8 37.4 38.2 35.9
 Larynx 126 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5
 Lung and Bronchus 9,132 35.2 36.1 36.8 37.3 35.0
Bones and Joints 27 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 255 1.4 1.3 0.9 1.3 0.7
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 594 2.5 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.1
 Melanomas of the Skin 479 2.1 1.7 1.9 2.2 1.7
Breast 6,818 29.3 28.0 26.2 27.2 24.7
Female Genital System 4,013 16.7 16.6 15.0 15.9 15.0
 Cervix 540 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.5 1.9
 Corpus and Uterus, NOS 1,121 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.6
 Corpus 479 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.0
 Uterus, NOS 642 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.6
 Ovary 2,139 9.2 8.9 8.0 8.5 7.8
 Vagina 48 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
 Vulva 125 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4
Urinary System 1,317 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.9 3.8
 Urinary Bladder 654 2.3 1.9 2.0 2.4 1.7
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 634 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.1
 Ureter 13 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Eye 11 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Brain and Other Nervous System 867 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.5
 Brain 849 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.4
Endocrine System 177 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.8
 Thyroid 117 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.3
Lymphomas 1,772 6.6 7.1 6.1 6.0 6.4
 Hodgkins Disease 87 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 1,685 6.2 6.7 5.7 5.6 6.0
Multiple Myeloma 634 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3
Leukemias 1,311 4.6 5.0 5.4 4.6 4.4
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 346 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.1
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 76 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 249 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.7
 Myeloid Leukemia 535 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.0 1.9
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 400 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 121 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4
 Monocytic Leukemia 13 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
 Other Leukemia 417 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 2,828 9.7 10.3 9.8 10.4 9.2


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