Cancer By County
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Incidence in New Jersey - 1986-1996

As of February 1998, over 437,000 cases of cancer diagnosed in 1986 through 1996 among New Jersey residents were reported to the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, including over 192,500 cases among white men, nearly 22,000 cases among black men, over 191,500 cases among white women, and over 19,000 cases among black women. Figures 1 through 3 show the percentage each type of cancer is of all cancer combined for the years 1986-1996. Tables 1 through 5 show the incidence rates of all cancers in New Jersey by county for the years 1986 through 1996. Figure 4 shows the trends over time in the statewide incidence rates. Statewide, black men had the highest rates, white men the second highest rates, white women the third highest rates, and black women the lowest rates (see Figure 4). The individual counties generally followed the same pattern. However, in Gloucester and Monmouth counties white men had higher rates than black men. In Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren counties black women had higher rates than white women (see Table 5), but the rates for black women are based on small numbers and are unstable. Statewide, the rates increased between 1986 and 1993 for black men and between 1986 and 1992 for white men, and subsequently declined. The rates for white and black women remained fairly constant (see Figure 4).

Figure 1.
All Cancers Combined Incidence by
Percent Each Type, New Jersey*

Figure 1

*In situ cervical cancer not included. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Figure 2.
All Cancers Combined Incidence by Type
Males, New Jersey, 1986-1996*

Figure 2

*Percent of total for each type of cancer. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Figure 3.
All Cancers Combined Incidence by Type
Females, New Jersey, 1986-1996*

Figure 3

*Percent of total for each type of cancer. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Table 1.
All Cancers Combined Incidence By County,
White Males, New Jersey - 1986-19961

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COUNTY 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
(Prelim.)
No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate

Atlantic

424 430.5 441 441.5 474 466.0 475 464.5 538 521.6 550 518.9 640 599.4 634 596.9 553 514.3 550 504.2 512 461.1

Bergen

2008 443.5 2145 473.8 2076 454.4 2068 448.8 2167 469.8 2500 539.4 2663 564.0 2481 522.4 2277 481.4 2263 475.4 2132 450.0

Burlington

620 420.3 664 443.7 753 493.5 701 448.3 824 511.5 794 498.5 964 600.4 888 549.2 823 505.5 871 521.8 765 454.8

Camden

901 454.0 859 423.3 958 467.4 871 427.8 999 484.5 1043 501.7 1116 534.3 1049 500.5 977 469.8 937 447.2 1008 486.7

Cape May

308 505.3 309 497.0 338 528.5 378 570.4 363 542.6 404 589.3 421 608.7 403 587.2 387 575.6 394 564.1 363 520.4

Cumberland

251 420.1 269 442.5 281 468.0 269 430.3 317 506.7 300 472.1 330 524.9 326 522.2 312 498.0 261 428.0 306 502.3

Essex

1207 429.5 1235 446.3 1216 448.9 1245 468.3 1260 484.1 1370 526.6 1463 565.9 1338 519.9 1250 497.4 1172 470.5 1178 481.8

Gloucester

362 444.7 390 468.5 422 482.2 392 437.0 436 477.4 425 445.7 543 569.7 485 503.9 461 470.9 467 469.2 426 432.7

Hudson

1149 470.6 1118 467.8 1150 488.5 1068 459.1 1072 465.9 1119 477.1 1154 496.3 1161 500.8 1059 457.1 1036 447.7 1012 438.6

Hunterdon

189 448.4 167 381.0 194 431.0 215 474.6 210 459.0 215 454.4 239 502.2 268 542.2 223 439.9 214 411.0 200 376.1

Mercer

611 459.3 686 507.4 679 494.0 679 490.4 750 541.0 761 546.3 806 573.2 778 558.6 726 514.0 715 511.5 674 477.3

Middlesex

1323 480.8 1270 445.8 1329 465.0 1296 448.1 1435 484.6 1465 491.6 1647 542.4 1505 494.9 1457 479.8 1543 502.6 1484 482.0

Monmouth

1163 474.0 1106 441.7 1192 475.6 1129 449.0 1160 460.8 1389 538.0 1493 567.2 1420 537.8 1374 514.0 1278 471.9 1322 483.5

Morris

780 437.2 805 451.6 779 425.5 847 464.8 835 451.7 900 483.1 1024 543.7 1056 553.6 947 486.3 988 500.1 1006 507.1

Ocean

1416 473.5 1434 464.3 1439 459.4 1529 482.2 1631 489.5 1816 536.7 2006 567.9 1865 525.5 1769 502.4 1767 500.2 1520 428.6

Passaic

917 448.1 993 485.1 956 468.8 939 462.6 958 479.6 1041 515.8 1079 535.5 1054 519.4 1028 503.6 999 488.7 1002 495.3

Salem

132 439.6 116 379.3 140 451.0 141 438.0 150 470.4 180 562.0 146 452.1 150 454.9 163 497.7 178 561.0 128 381.3

Somerset

413 425.6 423 425.9 459 442.3 432 418.5 458 432.1 458 424.3 536 481.4 484 423.7 492 424.1 491 416.0 460 381.7

Sussex

233 480.1 222 461.6 256 522.4 247 489.3 248 497.5 269 526.9 296 575.8 332 638.7 293 540.1 251 459.5 255 465.1

Union

1104 446.8 1105 449.7 1219 497.7 1127 461.0 1120 458.3 1348 544.3 1371 553.3 1160 474.1 1089 448.9 1065 435.9 1069 439.2

Warren

239 556.6 202 461.4 234 525.3 231 513.5 236 515.2 264 564.8 292 611.8 302 625.9 253 517.9 297 590.5 249 492.8

STATE

15757 454.0 15968 455.7 16561 469.1 16309 459.4 17199 481.2 18652 515.1 20238 553.4 19143 520.5 17918 485.7 17758 477.7 17075 458.6

1Incidence rates - per 100,000 males, age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. standard population. Cases of unknown county are included in the State numbers and rates. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Table 2.
All Cancers Combined Incidence By County1,
Black Males, New Jersey - 1986-1996

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COUNTY 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
(Prelim.)

No.

Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate

Atlantic

75 489.5 73 479.8 94 614.4 83 524.4 49 308.5 74 463.0 115 667.5 108 601.0 95 512.8 123 640.1 118 619.1

Bergen

73 523.9 58 389.5 72 487.4 71 445.5 75 488.0 76 483.6 89 534.4 88 536.1 85 501.2 93 506.9 103 536.9

Burlington

74 525.3 76 568.5 101 670.5 84 521.0 108 609.4 118 701.6 108 643.7 118 630.6 128 679.7 109 532.3 98 446.6

Camden

137 567.5 114 454.5 115 458.5 117 450.2 130 479.3 154 565.6 176 635.3 171 582.0 135 462.0 162 526.5 154 477.6

Cape May

12 544.9 18 829.4 16 714.4 15 671.7 16 733.9 11 496.7 11 453.7 19 803.9 14 550.0 8 318.4 18 671.2

Cumberland

28 416.2 40 606.9 37 558.5 33 505.3 45 642.9 46 634.5 34 481.3 61 787.7 33 417.5 53 647.8 51 636.8

Essex

521 533.8 545 535.5 643 637.7 629 602.7 633 621.1 672 651.9 689 665.2 691 643.2 685 639.3 726 663.4 674 604.5

Gloucester

40 504.7 37 476.6 27 322.8 30 369.8 40 448.6 38 398.6 59 624.6 49 486.7 46 450.6 53 488.3 39 342.7

Hudson

125 580.9 133 620.5 116 510.7 98 435.7 118 521.5 129 541.5 126 541.0 144 614.5 137 547.6 150 606.1 156 593.4

Mercer

102 518.2 109 554.9 124 593.0 100 476.7 140 637.8 110 492.0 151 664.7 191 829.1 169 719.9 181 721.8 158 618.2

Middlesex

52 397.4 72 542.8 55 435.2 68 487.4 62 434.5 73 456.9 97 621.6 100 646.1 96 606.5 81 438.5 66 381.7

Monmouth

75 414.1 89 490.1 82 449.0 80 438.5 83 451.5 93 489.0 110 529.1 117 551.1 119 548.2 122 546.8 105 448.1

Morris

14 333.6 18 432.2 18 576.2 12 293.4 14 391.9 29 666.1 28 639.8 38 911.5 32 826.1 24 576.7 24 541.0

Ocean

14 358.7 13 428.9 17 476.9 24 782.2 24 695.0 19 563.8 27 623.9 16 462.7 27 632.0 15 294.4 18 360.3

Passaic

93 504.1 95 536.6 91 491.5 74 380.8 86 431.6 98 480.3 106 522.6 112 616.0 108 490.4 135 604.5 110 484.3

Salem

27 637.5 18 431.9 18 408.3 22 500.0 29 638.9 23 504.2 26 548.8 30 613.8 20 431.1 29 564.7 26 483.3

Somerset

14 407.6 12 296.4 16 320.4 19 372.4 30 675.0 24 527.7 34 800.5 28 529.9 29 519.0 28 581.3 29 427.6

Union

139 479.5 171 558.8 195 640.8 163 519.9 148 484.7 173 543.0 214 669.2 206 643.1 200 606.1 237 667.4 198 553.5

STATE

1620 508.3 1695 520.3 1840 558.0 1729 509.9 1838 537.5 1976 564.8 2207 619.5 2301 630.0 2164 577.8 2344 601.3 2153 536.2

1Incidence rates - per 100,000 males, age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. standard population. Cases of unknown county are included in the State numbers and rates. Counties with six or more years of fewer than five cases each year were removed from the table - Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren counties. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Table 3.
All Cancers Combined Incidence By County,
White Females, New Jersey - 1986-19961

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COUNTY

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996
(Prelim.)

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

Atlantic

470

357.0

509

391.6

499

392.3

529

397.5

560

403.0

562

398.4

540

391.7

545

389.2

532

388.5

504

369.4

500

360.8

Bergen

2140

356.7

2214

374.8

2208

372.2

2282

384.4

2214

370.9

2375

400.5

2343

391.2

2350

395.1

2208

368.5

2129

349.8

2150

355.8

Burlington

612

322.6

635

329.8

702

349.2

741

367.2

742

356.6

749

366.6

774

371.7

863

416.2

816

394.2

782

365.3

809

381.0

Camden

955

355.1

926

335.9

1040

380.6

1032

376.8

1089

397.7

1105

403.2

994

357.0

1063

390.5

1063

391.8

963

344.1

922

334.5

Cape May

265

352.1

284

339.2

319

422.2

297

382.4

329

436.0

331

405.3

338

424.7

332

388.8

320

382.0

343

395.4

285

332.7

Cumberland

251

313.4

235

307.8

283

353.5

276

331.5

305

380.2

310

383.3

341

424.6

312

397.4

274

350.9

242

302.2

316

419.1

Essex

1383

359.3

1423

376.5

1402

376.7

1384

389.1

1332

379.9

1384

406.4

1333

390.8

1237

364.7

1218

366.0

1226

378.2

1217

365.7

Gloucester

427

398.2

418

381.7

436

382.6

455

383.2

427

359.9

454

368.4

491

400.2

442

355.3

509

406.5

453

370.2

435

337.7

Hudson

1145

340.1

1138

341.1

1190

364.7

1150

359.0

1116

345.2

1082

341.1

1093

341.7

1098

343.8

1128

352.5

1004

313.3

1036

324.3

Hunterdon

206

373.6

174

313.8

193

343.4

200

338.5

222

375.8

232

382.0

270

447.7

239

389.9

238

377.0

235

377.4

237

366.2

Mercer

646

354.0

626

347.3

676

374.4

700

384.5

739

402.2

722

385.6

699

378.2

764

410.9

665

355.0

721

386.5

736

402.6

Middlesex

1288

364.8

1321

368.0

1457

392.9

1368

363.8

1377

365.0

1418

373.2

1436

376.8

1493

389.2

1442

374.0

1421

363.8

1469

372.3

Monmouth

1277

389.9

1281

380.9

1333

397.6

1289

378.8

1392

409.5

1346

396.9

1444

413.5

1414

403.0

1328

382.3

1443

411.7

1326

378.5

Morris

870

365.6

832

343.1

887

366.2

915

370.3

953

383.6

933

369.2

957

381.3

912

358.0

993

383.7

988

383.7

986

376.6

Ocean

1318

367.3

1362

367.7

1467

386.4

1453

357.8

1583

380.6

1547

379.1

1565

380.3

1543

369.9

1633

382.9

1646

384.9

1593

366.3

Passaic

962

346.6

1015

370.7

1050

378.1

992

364.6

995

364.9

939

352.5

1009

371.8

925

339.3

960

351.8

968

358.8

948

357.9

Salem

137

340.9

109

287.7

130

326.4

138

345.5

151

374.1

144

346.5

168

425.1

142

348.3

140

353.8

166

420.4

147

362.2

Somerset

475

378.3

478

370.7

476

358.5

443

333.7

492

355.3

489

359.4

471

326.1

515

356.0

466

317.8

468

310.7

493

326.9

Sussex

249

398.4

256

407.2

249

384.8

259

400.0

249

364.5

273

405.0

278

408.8

287

407.1

231

328.1

258

372.4

288

408.9

Union

1116

341.8

1237

385.2

1175

363.8

1220

377.2

1229

386.8

1183

367.3

1118

352.8

1093

340.0

1080

340.3

1119

351.6

1098

354.3

Warren

231

397.3

269

441.7

281

469.3

251

413.6

261

423.8

272

452.3

245

385.6

269

425.0

258

402.9

275

421.4

252

391.4

STATE

16429

358.2

16753

363.6

17476

377.1

17395

372.9

17770

378.8

17873

381.4

17911

379.4

17840

376.2

17507

368.4

17362

363.4

17243

359.9


1Incidence rates - per 100,000 females, age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. standard population. Cases of unknown county are included in the State numbers and rates. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Table 4.
All Cancers Combined Incidence By County1,
Black Females, New Jersey - 1986-1996

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COUNTY

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996 (Prelim.)

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

No.

Rate

Atlantic

83

376.0

102

453.7

90

388.4

92

401.7

63

265.3

82

338.4

126

503.8

81

318.9

77

273.1

94

323.7

90

321.6

Bergen

72

337.7

73

336.6

57

255.1

73

314.6

66

282.7

73

292.1

78

322.1

65

252.7

80

296.8

83

296.5

83

293.0

Burlington

58

313.1

69

369.7

81

422.6

58

273.0

88

391.8

87

383.5

84

396.2

94

392.8

74

302.8

80

318.9

80

309.2

Camden

115

333.1

115

315.7

134

374.0

106

283.0

141

361.5

134

340.0

148

367.4

126

299.7

149

344.9

151

333.8

120

270.6

Cape May

10

311.3

13

376.2

14

478.6

11

290.9

14

377.3

12

317.4

16

436.1

9

234.0

19

476.1

17

399.2

9

239.7

Cumberland

32

322.1

23

243.4

30

298.4

28

269.7

37

349.8

36

325.4

49

429.2

35

308.1

33

278.1

34

310.6

34

288.6

Essex

542

345.6

531

338.5

544

338.1

576

355.3

565

342.7

605

365.2

607

358.1

621

367.6

594

348.1

618

356.2

523

301.4

Gloucester

29

287.2

23

213.4

33

311.3

25

213.8

42

338.9

32

259.5

46

374.1

33

248.2

40

290.9

46

317.0

40

287.3

Hudson

102

321.7

122

355.6

108

313.3

129

377.9

136

391.1

114

320.6

132

363.5

125

337.0

105

280.0

137

353.9

129

324.2

Mercer

109

394.4

84

294.5

102

347.3

92

303.7

78

258.6

122

380.5

104

324.0

128

392.5

138

405.2

138

398.2

111

317.0

Middlesex

52

293.4

59

323.2

57

292.5

44

216.5

66

322.7

78

374.4

68

314.8

78

345.9

77

309.4

80

325.1

86

341.5

Monmouth

89

355.6

77

297.5

74

293.8

89

335.6

86

321.2

89

329.4

65

219.4

98

332.9

116

374.3

92

281.8

101

299.7

Morris

18

298.2

13

206.7

22

399.5

17

300.9

26

460.2

15

234.1

19

292.5

17

261.5

26

371.7

21

265.1

16

204.1

Ocean

13

289.4

14

346.5

17

346.7

15

311.1

15

276.0

23

434.8

18

334.4

27

477.2

26

448.7

18

293.5

25

357.9

Passaic

88

329.5

88

310.1

97

349.0

81

282.4

69

238.1

91

280.4

74

232.9

98

294.9

108

322.3

109

319.5

108

287.4

Salem

13

282.4

18

330.5

24

455.8

12

218.1

11

201.0

16

273.1

26

428.0

27

416.0

12

184.2

20

317.9

24

340.6

Somerset

11

211.9

11

205.2

14

234.7

21

357.4

25

420.6

22

366.1

25

387.7

26

356.5

21

287.5

34

440.9

26

291.6

Union

132

301.9

156

358.2

165

370.3

161

351.2

174

374.5

162

341.3

169

357.7

170

342.7

154

298.9

189

364.6

152

288.6

STATE

1575

333.8

1600

333.5

1669

338.7

1635

326.2

1716

334.6

1805

343.3

1863

348.3

1865

340.2

1854

329.2

1975

340.5

1767

300.7


1Incidence rates - per 100,000 females, age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. standard population. Cases of unknown county are included in the State numbers and rates. Counties with six or more years of fewer than five cases each year were removed from the table - Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren counties. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.

Table 5.
All Cancers Combined Incidence
By County, Race And Gender, New Jersey - 1986-1996 Combined1

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COUNTY

MALE

FEMALE

WHITE

BLACK

WHITE

BLACK

Number

Rate2

Number

Rate2

Number

Rate2

Number

Rate2

Atlantic

5791

502.3

1007

541.3

5750

385.7

980

357.7

Bergen

24780

483.0

883

495.0

24613

374.6

803

297.5

Burlington

8667

496.1

1122

591.9

8225

365.7

853

350.8

Camden

10718

472.2

1565

513.6

11152

369.5

1439

328.7

Cape May

4068

552.0

158

614.0

3443

387.0

144

357.5

Cumberland

3222

473.6

461

578.4

3145

360.6

371

311.5

Essex

13934

482.6

7108

618.4

14539

377.1

6326

346.8

Gloucester

4809

472.5

458

445.9

4947

376.2

389

287.4

Hudson

12098

469.5

1432

556.3

12180

342.5

1339

339.6

Hunterdon

2334

446.6

28

747.2

2446

371.1

34

458.1

Mercer

7865

515.5

1535

625.4

7694

380.5

1206

348.2

Middlesex

15754

483.9

822

494.8

15490

373.8

745

317.2

Monmouth

14026

491.1

1075

488.7

14873

394.5

976

312.0

Morris

9967

481.8

251

574.9

10226

370.6

210

296.7

Ocean

18192

492.2

214

509.3

16710

375.4

211

359.6

Passaic

10966

489.4

1108

505.0

10763

359.1

1011

294.5

Salem

1624

460.6

268

525.4

1572

357.3

203

314.5

Somerset

5106

426.6

263

501.7

5266

343.8

236

329.2

Sussex

2902

513.1

16

742.1

2877

388.3

16

419.8

Union

12777

472.5

2044

581.1

12668

360.7

1784

340.3

Warren

2799

542.4

25

600.3

2864

419.0

28

430.8

STATE

192578

483.7

21867

561.4

191559

370.8

19324

333.2


1Incidence rates - per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. standard population. Cases of unknown county are included in the State numbers and rates. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.
2 Average annual rate

Figure 4.
All Cancers Combined Incidence
by Gender & Race, New Jersey, 1986-1996

Figure 4
*1996 data are preliminary. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.