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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.[ ^1^] In New Jersey, about 100 women die each year due to cervical cancer.


This is a Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CA-4. Data for White and Black do not include Hispanics. The number of deaths among Hispanic and Asian women was too small to calculate a reliable rate. **Number of deaths too small to calculate a reliable rate.

Data Sources

  • 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


Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the cervix uteri as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 code: C53


Number of deaths among females due to cancer of the uterine cervix


Total number of females in the population

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the death rate from cancer of the uterine cervix

U.S. Target: 2.2 deaths per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
State Target: 1.9 deaths per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

Objective CA-4: Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to uterine cervix cancer per 100,000 standard female population to 1.9 for the total population, 1.6 among Whites, and 3.6 among Blacks.

How Are We Doing?

The death rate due to cervical cancer is declining, however because the number of deaths is small, the rate fluctuates from year to year. On average, the rate among Black women is double the rate among White women.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate due to cervical cancer is essentially the same in New Jersey and the U.S.

Available Services

The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for cervical cancer. []
Page Content Updated On 07/14/2017, Published on 07/21/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 23 May 2018 05:01:08 EDT