Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Leukemia
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 of time (acute form). In adults, leukemia is more likely to take many years to develop (chronic form) and accounts for about 3% of all cancer diagnosed annually. Leukemias are further grouped according to the type of blood cell affected, with major subtypes including lymphocytic and myeloid types. The major childhood leukemias include acute lymphocytic and acute myeloid leukemia, whereas in adults, major subtypes include chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. The causes of leukemia are not well understood, but appear to involve a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
Incidence of Leukemia - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2006-2008
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 Year, Children <20 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 County, Children <20 Years, New Mexico 2006-2008
DefinitionLeukemia incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with leukemia within a specified time period and age group. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed leukemia cases; and 2) age-adjusted leukemia incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). Measures are calculated for childern and all ages. Childhood rates (< 15 years of age and < 20 years of age) are expressed per 1,000,000 persons. Rates for all ages are expressed per 100,000 persons.
NumeratorThe number of leukemia 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 leukemia, including: 35011-35043 (all leukemias combined). 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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