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Health Indicator Report of Cancer Deaths - Lung Cancer

Among New Mexicans, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women, and is the leading cause of cancer death overall. Approximately 90% of lung cancer cases in men and 80% in women are attributable to cigarette smoking (New Mexico Cancer Plan 2012-2017). Tobacco smoke contains at least 70 chemicals known to cause cancer in people or animals. People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke.

Notes

Lung cancer mortality is defined as malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (ICD10: C34).   Data have been directly age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Death Data: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).

Definition

Lung Cancer Deaths per 100,000 population in New Mexico

Numerator

Number of lung cancer deaths

Denominator

New Mexico population
Page Content Updated On 12/13/2018, Published on 12/21/2018
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Content updated: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:48:24 MST