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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with CLL within a specified time period. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed CLL cases; and 2) age-adjusted CLL incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). Rates are expressed per 100,000 persons.


The number of CLL cases newly diagnosed in New Mexico residents within a specified time period. The data are based on the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program incidence site recodes for CLL: 35012 (chronic lymphocytic leukemia).


The estimated population of New Mexico residents within a specified time period.

Why Is This Important?

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood-forming cells that affects both adults and children. Leukemia is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in children and adolescents, and often arises very rapidly over a short period (acute form). Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is more common among adults, and causes the bone marrow to make too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and 15% of all leukemias in adults. Each year, chronic lymphocytic leukemia accounts for just over 1% of all new cancer cases and less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. This equates to 8,220 cases and 1,070 deaths annually. The five-year survival rate is 83.2%. New Mexico has averaged 113 new cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia each year between 2010 and 2015. Rates have remained relatively stable in New Mexico over time, which is consistent with national trends. The causes of leukemia are not well understood, but appear to involve a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.

Other Objectives

CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking, Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (EPHT NCDM)

Graphical Data Views

Incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2011-2015

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CountyCases per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Catron5.30.012.8Warning, value is very unstable218,435
Cibola2.20.04.7Warning, value is very unstable3137,152
Colfax2.50.05.3Warning, value is very unstable366,550
De Baca0.00.034.7Warning, value is unstable09,788
Dona Ana4.23.05.4-491,074,788
Eddy2.30.64.0Warning, value is unstable7278,485
Grant5.41.79.0Warning, value is unstable11146,532
Guadalupe3.40.09.9Warning, value is very unstable122,923
Harding**Warning, value is very unstable3,456
Hidalgo7.90.016.9Warning, value is very unstable323,447
Lea3.11.05.1Warning, value is unstable9339,602
Los Alamos9.63.515.6Warning, value is unstable1089,968
Luna4.71.67.8Warning, value is unstable9124,464
McKinley1.90.43.4Warning, value is unstable6370,246
Mora4.50.010.7Warning, value is very unstable223,960
Quay3.90.08.4Warning, value is very unstable343,736
Rio Arriba4.01.56.5Warning, value is unstable10199,982
Roosevelt4.30.18.4Warning, value is very unstable4100,662
Sandoval1.70.72.7Warning, value is unstable11650,875
San Juan5.22.08.3Warning, value is unstable11143,791
San Miguel6.04.37.8-49683,852
Santa Fe5.74.27.2-60734,498
Sierra3.60.46.8Warning, value is unstable558,311
Socorro9.03.314.7Warning, value is unstable1088,354
Torrance6.21.510.9Warning, value is unstable779,740
Union0.00.015.2Warning, value is unstable022,343
New Mexico53.44.25.0-55910,472,086

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. **The count or rate in certain cells of the table has been suppressed either because 1) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication, or 2) it could be used to calculate the number in a cell that has been suppressed. For survey queries, percentages calculated from fewer than 50 survey responses are suppressed.

Data Sources

  • Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center,
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 01/30/2019, Published on 05/16/2019
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Content updated: Thu, 16 May 2019 10:52:00 MDT