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Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent with regular screening tests and followup. It also is highly curable when found and treated early.[1]


This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 objective CA-10.   Data for Whites, Blacks, and Asians/Pacific Islander include Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Race misclassification could result in an underestimate of Asian/Pacific Islander incidence and should be interpreted with caution. 2013 data are preliminary.

Data Source

New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology Services, New Jersey Department of Health


Age-adjusted incidence rate of invasive cervical cancer in females per 100,000 standard population. ICD-O-3 codes: C53.0-C53.9 (excl. types 9590-9992)


Number of new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed among females


Total number of females in the population

Healthy People Objective: Reduce invasive uterine cervical cancer

U.S. Target: 7.2 new cases per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)
State Target: 7.2 new cases per 100,000 females (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

Objective CA-10: Reduce the age-adjusted incidence rate of invasive uterine cervical cancer in females per 100,000 standard population to 7.2 for the total population, 7.1 among Whites, 9.0 among Blacks, 11.6 among Hispanics, and 6.3 among Asians.

How Are We Doing?

Although the incidence rate is generally declining, the Healthy New Jersey 2010 target of 6.8 was not met and a less ambitious target was set for 2020.

What Is Being Done?

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2008-2012 was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness, and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents.

Available Services

NJDOH has many programs and partnerships related to cancer resources, cancer information and cancer prevention. NJDOH Cancer Support Services: Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality mapping, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping:

Health Program Information

NJDOH cancer resources and initiatives:
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Content updated: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:01:06 EST