Colorectal Cancer In New Jersey
1979-1997

Colorectal Cancer In New Jersey Compared To The U.S.(13-15)


For the combined years 1993 through 1997, regardless of race, the age-adjusted incidence rate for colorectal cancer among New Jersey men and women was higher than the combined U.S. rate. Similarly, the age-adjusted mortality rates for all race and gender groups in New Jersey were higher than the U.S. rates. For incidence, New Jersey men of all races combined ranked highest among the 19 population-based cancer registries, although black men in New Jersey ranked eighth highest. The age-adjusted incidence rate of all New Jersey women ranked second, as did white New Jersey women. However, black New Jersey women ranked sixth. For mortality, men of all races combined also ranked first, although black men were ranked twenty- second among the 50 states. Women of all races combined ranked fourth among the 50 states for mortality, although white women were ranked third and black women were ranked twelfth. (See Tables 13 and 14.)

Table 13
Colorectal Cancer Incidence And Mortality
By Race, New Jersey And The U.S., Males - 1993-1997*


WHITE BLACK ALL RACES
N.J U.S. N.J. U.S. N.J. U.S
Incidence 11,925 153,671 1,157 12,682 13,379 173,104
Incidence Rate+ 63.2 52.4 60.2 55.6 62.8 52.7
Incidence Rank# 1 - 8 - 1 -
Mortality 4,761 123,691 527 15,057 5,333 141140
Mortality Rate+ 24.9 20.6 28.2 27.5 24.8 21.0
Mortality Rank++ 1 - 22 - 1** -

*From Cancer in North America, 1993-1997 Volume One: Incidence, eds. Chen VW, Howe HL, Wu XC, Hotes JL, Correa CN, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries and Cancer in North America, 1993-1997 Volume Two: Mortality, eds. Chen VW, Howe HL, Wu XC, Hotes JL, Correa CN, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Includes invasive colorectal cancer cases; does not include in situ colorectal cancer cases.
+Per 100,000, age-adjusted to the U.S. 1970 standard population.
#The incidence ranks are based on the incidence rates from 19 population-based registries in the U.S. and are highest (1) to lowest (19).
++The mortality ranks are based on the mortality rates from 54 states and metropolitan areas in the U.S. and are highest (1) to lowest (54).
**A CDC report ranks New Jersey fourth for colorectal cancer mortality rates among all genders and races combined in 1999.

Table 14
Colorectal Cancer Incidence And Mortality
By Race, New Jersey And The U.S., Females - 1993-1997*


WHITE BLACK ALL RACES
N.J. U.S. N.J. U.S. N.J. U.S.
Incidence 11,870 150,524 1,295 14,360 13,414 170,616
Incidence Rate+ 43.1 37.1 45.9 43.3 43.4 37.5
Incidence Rank# 2 - 6 - 2 -
Mortality 4,815 125,856 594 16,724 5,452 144,757
Mortality Rate+ 16.2 13.9 20.8 19.7 16.0 14.4
Mortality Rank++ 3 - 12 - 4** -

*From Cancer in North America, 1993-1997 Volume One: Incidence, eds. Chen VW, Howe HL, Wu XC, Hotes JL, Correa CN, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries and Cancer in North America, 1993-1997 Volume Two: Mortality, eds. Chen VW, Howe HL, Wu XC, Hotes JL, Correa CN, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Includes invasive colorectal cancer cases; does not include in situ colorectal cancer cases.
+Per 100,000, age-adjusted to the U.S. 1970 standard population.
#The incidence ranks are based on the incidence rates from 19 population-based registries in the U.S. and are highest (1) to lowest (19).
++The mortality ranks are based in the mortality rates from 54 states and metropolitan areas in the U.S. and are highest (1) to lowest (54).
**A CDC report ranks New Jersey fourth for colorectal cancer mortality rates among all genders and races combined in 1999.


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