County Health Assessment Indicator Technical Notes About Cancer
|Indicator/Contact for information||Data Source||Definition|
|Age-adjusted Cancer Incidence and Percent Early Stage,
Contact : the New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255. See also Info for Researchers-Cancer Statistics
|New York State Cancer Registry||Incidence and Stage at Diagnosis Data are based on reports from hospitals and other health facilities that diagnose and treat cancer patients. All primary tumors receive a ICD-O-3 code indicating the anatomic site of origin. Standard Site Analysis categories for cancer data analysis are available on the SEER Incidence Site Recode web page. These data include only invasive malignant tumors. Data are presented for a five-year time period. Stage at diagnosis is determined based on the clinical information received from reporting facilities. Early stage is defined as invasive cancers that are limited to the tissue of origin. Patients for whom stage at diagnosis is unknown are not included in the calculation of percent of cancers diagnosed at an early stage.|
|Age-adjusted Cancer Mortality,
Contact : the New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255. See also NYSCR.
|New York State Cancer Registry||For cancer mortality statistics, deaths are grouped according to ICD codes recorded on death certificates. All deaths received a ICD-9 code before year 1999 and a ICD-10 code thereafter. Standard Site Analysis categories for mortality data are available on the SEER Cause of Death Recode web page.|
|Percentage of females who had a pap smear Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673||New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systema||Percentage of female respondents who indicated they have had a pap smear in the past 3 years.|
|Percentage of female aged 50 or older who had a mammogram and breast exam
Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
|New York Sate Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System a||Percentage of female respondents aged 50 or older who indicated they have had a mammogram and breast exam in the past 2 years.|
a Expanded BRFSS: All data relates to adults 18 years of age or older. The Expanded BRFSS was a telephone-based survey that collects information on self-reported health-related behaviors. It was conducted between July 2008 and June 2009 in 57 NYC counties excluding NYC. Rates for NYC counties are from the 2008 NYCDOHMH Community Health Survey.