Cancer Incidence and
Mortality in New Jersey
1994 -1998

Age-adjusted Mortality Rates for Specific Sites, Black Females

Cancer Site Total
Cases
Rates
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
All Sites 5,022 176.4 185.0 175.2 167.3 163.2
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 66 1.4 2.8 2.6 2.6 1.8
 Lip 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Tongue 15 0.2 1.0 1.3 0.4 0.0
 Salivary Gland 3 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
 Floor of Mouth 9 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.5
 Gum and Other Mouth 11 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.4
 Nasopharynx 7 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.3
 Tonsil 4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2
 Oropharynx 7 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3
 Hypopharynx 2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
Digestive System 1,309 47.9 48.0 43.4 46.3 41.7
 Esophagus 112 4.4 3.0 4.5 4.7 3.6
 Stomach 153 4.6 7.0 4.3 5.2 4.8
 Small Intestine 11 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.4
 Colon and Rectum 607 19.2 22.3 21.2 22.5 19.2
  Colon excluding Rectum 541 18.0 19.0 18.7 19.8 17.7
  Rectum and Rectosigmoid Junction 66 1.2 3.3 2.4 2.6 1.5
 Anus 4 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 71 3.4 2.9 1.8 2.5 2.1
  Liver 58 3.0 2.3 1.4 2.1 1.4
  Intrahepatic Bile Duct 13 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.7
 Gallbladder 30 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.5 1.1
 Pancreas 281 12.7 9.5 9.0 9.5 9.1
Respiratory System 1,074 35.9 41.6 38.8 35.5 38.8
 Larynx 24 0.6 1.5 0.7 0.5 1.0
 Lung and Bronchus 1,040 35.0 39.6 37.6 34.9 37.6
Bones and Joints 2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Soft Tissue (Including Heart) 35 0.9 0.8 2.5 0.9 1.0
Skin (Excluding Basal and Squamous) 23 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6
 Melanomas of the Skin 5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Breast 955 32.7 32.1 35.8 32.9 28.1
Female Genital System 572 22.5 21.3 20.9 17.4 16.0
 Cervix 181 6.8 7.1 5.6 5.6 4.0
 Corpus and Uterus, NOS 176 5.9 6.9 6.3 6.0 6.2
 Corpus 67 1.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 1.6
 Uterus, NOS 109 4.1 3.9 3.4 3.3 4.7
 Ovary 192 9.0 6.1 8.3 5.6 4.9
 Vagina 11 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.6
 Vulva 5 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2
Urinary System 152 4.0 6.4 4.7 5.2 5.4
 Urinary Bladder 81 2.2 2.7 2.7 2.9 3.0
 Kidney and Renal Pelvis 66 1.8 3.3 1.7 2.1 2.3
 Ureter 2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0
Eye 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Brain and Other Nervous System 67 3.1 2.5 1.9 2.2 1.8
  Brain 66 3.1 2.5 1.9 2.2 1.7
Endocrine System 21 0.4 1.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
 Thyroid 7 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.0
Lymphomas 140 5.2 3.2 5.4 4.3 4.8
 Hodgkins Disease 9 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2
 Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas 131 4.9 2.8 5.3 4.0 4.6
Multiple Myeloma 162 5.6 6.2 5.5 5.2 5.8
Leukemias 122 5.1 4.3 2.7 3.9 4.5
 Lymphocytic Leukemia 26 1.3 1.6 0.2 0.7 0.7
  Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 7 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.0
  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 17 1.1 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.5
 Myeloid Leukemia 54 2.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.5
  Acute Myeloid Leukemia 34 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.7 1.7
  Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 19 0.8 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.9
 Monocytic Leukemia 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Other Leukemia 42 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.6 1.3
Ill-Defined & Unspecified Sites 322 10.1 13.5 9.9 9.7 12.1


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