Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of deaths due to cancer among women in New Jersey, claiming about 1,300 lives annually.
NotesThis is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CA-3. Data for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. ** Too few deaths to calculate a reliable rate.
- Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
- Population Estimates, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html]
DefinitionDeaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the female breast as the underlying cause of death. ICD-10 code: C50
NumeratorNumber of deaths among females due to breast cancer
DenominatorTotal number of females in the population
Healthy People Objective: Reduce the female breast cancer death rateU.S. Target: 20.7 deaths per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
State Target: 23.5 deaths per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
Other ObjectivesObjective CA-3: Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to female breast cancer per 100,000 standard female population to 23.5 for the total population, 24.7 among Whites, 28.6 among Blacks, 11.2 among Hispanics, and 10.9 among Asians.
How Are We Doing?Deaths due to breast cancer are on a slow decline with the age-adjusted rate nearing 20 per 100,000 females. The rate is highest among Blacks, followed in order by Whites, Hispanics, and Asians. The Healthy NJ 2020 target was met in 2012 among the total population and Whites. Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are expected to meet their targets by 2020.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?The age-adjusted death rate due to breast cancer among New Jersey women about the same as the U.S. rate.
Evidence-based PracticesGetting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that average-risk women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years.[https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/ ^1^]
Available ServicesThe New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for breast cancer. [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml]
Page Content Updated On 07/14/2017, Published on 10/02/2017