New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Cancer

Contact the Public Health Information Group, at (518) 474-2543 for information about the indicators produced for this report.

Health Indicator Description and Definition Data Source and Program Contact Information
All cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Crude and age-adjusted incidence rates of cancers 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 three-year time period. For breast and prostate cancers, late stage incidence rates are presented. In previous reports prior to 2014, "late stage" was defined as only cancers with distant spread at the time of diagnosis. In this current report, "late stage" is defined as all cancers that have spread beyond the organ of origin at the time of diagnosis. New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
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All cancers mortality rate per 100,000 crude and age-adjusted ** The number of deaths due to cancer per 100,000 population. The ICD-10 codes used for cancers reported in this section are as follows: All cancers - C00-C97, lung and bronchus - C34, female breast - C50, cervix uteri -53, ovarian-C56, prostate - C61, oral cavity and pharynx C00-C14, melanoma - C43-C44 and colon and rectum - V18-C21. Standard Site Analysis categories for mortality data are available on the SEER Cause of Death Recode web page. New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancer incidence per 100,000 ** Lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancer incidence per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted colon and rectum cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Colon and rectum cancer incidence rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted Colon and rectum cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Colon and rectum cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted lung and bronchus cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Lung and bronchus cancer incidence rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted Lung and bronchus cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Lung and bronchus cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted female breast cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Female breast cancer incidence rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted female breast cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Female breast cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted female breast cancer late stage incidence rate per 100,000 ** Female breast cancer late stage incidence rate per 100,000. In previous reports prior to 2014, "late stage" was defined as only cancers with distant spread at the time of diagnosis. In this current report, "late stage" is defined as all cancers that have spread beyond the organ of origin at the time of diagnosis. New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted cervix uteri cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Cervix uteri cancer incidence rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted cervix uteri cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Cervix uteri cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted Ovarian cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Ovarian cancer incidence rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted ovarian cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Ovarian cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted prostate cancer incidence rate per 100,000 ** Prostate cancer incidence rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality rate per 100,000 ** Prostate cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted prostate cancer late stage incidence rate per 100,000 ** Prostate cancer late stage incidence rate per 100,000. In previous reports prior to 2014, "late stage" was defined as only cancers with distant spread at the time of diagnosis. In this current report, "late stage" is defined as all cancers that have spread beyond the organ of origin at the time of diagnosis. New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Crude and age-adjusted melanoma cancer mortality rate per 100,000 Melanoma cancer mortality rate per 100,000 New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255.
Age-adjusted percentage of women 18 years and older with pap smear in past 3 years ** Age-adjusted percentage of women 18 years and older with pap smear in past 3 years New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System a b

Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
Percentage of women 40 years and older with mammography screening in past 2 years Percentage of women 40 years and older with mammography screening in past 2 years New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System a b

Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
Percentage of women, aged 40-69 years, with a mammogram during the measurement year or the year prior in the Medicaid program Percentage of women, aged 40-69 years, with a mammogram during the measurement year or the year prior in the Medicaid program NYSDOH Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Contact: Office of Quality and Patient Safety, at (518) 486-9012

Data Notes

a Expanded BRFSS:
The Expanded BRFSS is a NYS county (regional) non-institutional adult telephone-based surveillance survey that collects self-reported health conditions and behaviors related to early mortality and morbidity. This system is based on the annual collaborative state based surveillance project administered and supported by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), Division of Population Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
b New York City Community Health Survey (CHS):
The New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) is a NYC Burough adult telephone survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that is also based on the CDC BRFSS surveillance survey system design.

** The standard population used for age adjustment was the 2000 U.S. population.