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New Jersey Health Statistics
1998

TABLE M24. CANCER MORTALITY BY SITE
NEW JERSEY, 1988 AND 1998
SITE (ICD-9 CODES) 1998 1988 PERCENT CHANGE IN RATE
NUMBER OF DEATHS AGE-ADJUSTED RATE NUMBER OF DEATHS AGE-ADJUSTED RATE
LIP, ORAL CAVITY AND PHARYNX (140-149) 223 1.8 318 2.9 -37.9
COLON AND RECTUM (153-154, 159.0) 1,970 12.4 2,308 17.1 -27.5
OTHER DIGESTIVE ORGANS (150-152, 155-158, 159.1-159.9) 2,373 16.5 2,212 17.6 -6.3
LUNG AND BRONCHUS (162.2-162.9) 4,824 35.2 4,424 37.7 -6.6
BONE, SKIN, CONNECTIVE TISSUE (170-173) 459 3.5 472 4.4 -20.5
FEMALE BREAST (174) 1,489 20.1 1,598 25.8 -22.1
CERVIX UTERI (180) 122 2.0 137 2.7 -25.9
OTHER/UNSPECIFIED FEMALE GENITAL ORGANS (179, 181-184) 791 10.0 724 10.8 -7.4
PROSTATE (185) 1,026 13.3 908 15.0 -11.3
OTHER/UNSPECIFIED MALE GENITAL ORGANS (186-187) 8 ** 27 0.6 --
URINARY ORGANS (188-189) 784 4.9 687 5.2 -5.8
NERVOUS SYSTEM (191-192) 385 3.4 367 3.6 -5.6
LEUKEMIA (204-208) 641 4.5 534 4.4 2.3
OTHER HEMATOPOIETIC TISSUE (200-203) 1,116 7.9 888 7.3 8.2
OTHER SITES (160.0-162.0, 163-165, 175, 190, 193-195) 464 3.6 347 3.1 16.1
UNSPECIFIED SITE (196-199) 1,016 6.8 1,131 8.9 -23.6
TOTAL (140-208) 17,691 123.5 17,082 140.0 -11.8
Age-adjusted rates are computed based on the total population and the 1940 standard, except for cancer of the prostate and other male genital organs for which the rate is based on the male population and cancer of the female breast, cervix uteri, and other female genital organs for which the rate is based on the female population.
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.


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