Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
In New Jersey, 1,161 males and 1019 females were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma during 2014.
NJ Age-Adjusted Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Incidence by County, Males, 2010-2014
NotesIncidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases in five years.
- NJ State Cancer Registry, March 29, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.4, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
- NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [http://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]
DefinitionIncidence rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.
NumeratorNumber of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among a defined population in a specified time interval.
DenominatorDefined population in a specified time interval.
How Are We Doing?Between 1990 and 2014, the age-adjusted incidence rate of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in New Jersey males increased from about 22 cases per 100,000 to about 25 cases per 100,000. Among New Jersey females, the incidence rates increased from about 15 cases per 100,000 in 1990 to about 18 cases per 100,000 in 2014. The lifetime risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 1 in 42 for men and 1 in 54 for women.
What Is Being Done?A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 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. [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/ccc_plans.htm]
Available ServicesThe New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [http://nj.gov/health/ces/] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/cancer-data/index.shtml] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/occp.shtml] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: [http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/njccr.shtml]
Page Content Updated On 06/22/2017, Published on 10/12/2017