Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Larynx Cancer
DefinitionLarynx cancer incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with larynx cancer during a specified time period. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed larynx cancer cases; and 2) age-adjusted larynx cancer incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). All rates are expressed per 100,000 persons.
NumeratorThe number of larynx cancer cases newly diagnosed in New Mexico residents within a specified time period.
DenominatorThe estimated population of New Mexico residents within a specified time period.
Why Is This Important?Laryngeal cancer, or throat cancer, is a cancer that forms in tissues of the larynx, which is the lower part of the throat also known as the "voice box." Laryngeal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all newly diagnosed cancers and cancer deaths in the U.S each year, with about 13,000 new cases and 3,600 deaths annually. The five-year survival rate is 60.7%. New Mexico has averaged about 56 new cases of laryngeal cancer per year from 2010 to 2015. Since 1990, age-adjusted rates of laryngeal cancer in New Mexico have decreased by nearly 40%, which is consistent with national trends. Men and older adults experience greater rates of laryngeal cancer, and tobacco use is generally considered to be the biggest risk factor for developing laryngeal cancer.
Other ObjectivesCDC Environmental Public Health Tracking, Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (EPHT NCDM)
Graphical Data Views
Incidence of Cancer of the Larynx - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2011-2015
|County||Cases per 100,000 Population, Age-adjusted||Lower Limit||Upper Limit||Note||Numer- ator||Denom- inator|
Record Count: 34
|Catron||0.0||0.0||18.4||Warning, value is unstable||0||18,435|
|Cibola||1.5||0.0||3.6||Warning, value is very unstable||2||137,152|
|Colfax||0.0||0.0||5.1||Warning, value is unstable||0||66,550|
|Curry||2.6||0.5||4.6||Warning, value is unstable||6||250,245|
|De Baca||4.9||0.0||14.5||Warning, value is very unstable||1||9,788|
|Grant||1.0||0.0||2.2||Warning, value is very unstable||3||146,532|
|Guadalupe||0.0||0.0||14.8||Warning, value is unstable||0||22,923|
|Harding||**||Warning, value is very unstable||3,456|
|Hidalgo||7.8||0.0||16.7||Warning, value is very unstable||3||23,447|
|Lea||2.9||1.1||4.7||Warning, value is unstable||10||339,602|
|Lincoln||2.9||0.7||5.0||Warning, value is unstable||7||101,720|
|Los Alamos||0.0||0.0||3.8||Warning, value is unstable||0||89,968|
|Luna||3.3||0.3||6.3||Warning, value is unstable||5||124,464|
|McKinley||0.4||0.0||1.1||Warning, value is very unstable||1||370,246|
|Mora||1.9||0.0||5.7||Warning, value is very unstable||1||23,960|
|Otero||2.5||0.9||4.1||Warning, value is unstable||10||326,076|
|Quay||2.4||0.0||5.8||Warning, value is very unstable||2||43,736|
|Rio Arriba||3.3||1.0||5.7||Warning, value is unstable||8||199,982|
|Roosevelt||2.8||0.0||6.1||Warning, value is very unstable||3||100,662|
|San Juan||1.6||0.0||3.3||Warning, value is very unstable||3||143,791|
|Sierra||5.3||1.3||9.3||Warning, value is unstable||7||58,311|
|Socorro||0.0||0.0||3.8||Warning, value is unstable||0||88,354|
|Taos||1.4||0.0||2.8||Warning, value is very unstable||4||166,193|
|Torrance||3.3||0.0||6.7||Warning, value is very unstable||4||79,740|
|Union||5.9||0.0||14.0||Warning, value is very unstable||2||22,343|
|Valencia||2.5||1.0||3.9||Warning, value is unstable||11||383,974|
Data NotesData have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.
- Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/nmtr/.
- New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.
More Resources and LinksEvidence-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:
- CDC's Prevention Status Reports for all 50 states
- CDC WONDER's DATA2020 data search tool.
- County Health Rankings
- Kaiser Family Foundation's StateHealthFacts.org
Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.
Page Content Updated On 01/30/2019, Published on 05/16/2019