Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer
Cancers of the brain and central nervous system (CNS) account for about 1% of cancer annually diagnosed in adults, but are the second most common form of cancer in children and adolescents, accounting for roughly 15% of all childhood cancer cases. The causes of brain and CNS cancer are not well understood, but appear to involve a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Excess ionizing radiation exposure to the head is a known cause, but this accounts for very few cases.
Incidence of Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2007-2009
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/.
- Population Data Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.
- - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by Year, New Mexico 1990-2008
- - Age-adjusted Rate per 1,000,000 Population by Year, Children <15 Years, New Mexico 1990-2008
- - Age-adjusted Rate per 1,000,000 Population by County, Children <15 Years, New Mexico 2006-2008
- - Age-adjusted Rate per 1,000,000 Population by Year, Children <20 Years, New Mexico 1990-2008
- - Age-adjusted Rate per 1,000,000 Population by County, Children <20 Years, New Mexico 2006-2008
DefinitionBrain and Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with brain and CNS cancers within a specified time period and age group. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed brain and CNS cancer cases; and 2) age-adjusted brain and CNS incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). All rates are expressed per 100,000 persons.
NumeratorThe number of brain and CNS cancer cases newly diagnosed in New Mexico residents within a specified time period and age group. The data are based on the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program incidence site recodes for brain and CNS cancer: 31010-31040. http://seer.cancer.gov/siterecode/
DenominatorThe estimated population of New Mexico residents within a specified time period and age group.
Other ObjectivesCDC Environmental Public Health Tracking, Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (EPHT NCDM)
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