New York State Community Health Indicator Reports - About Cancer

Indicator/Contact for information Data Source Definition
Crude and age-adjusted** cancer incidence and late state incidence rates by cancer site.
Contact: the New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255. See also Info for Researchers-Cancer Statistics
New York State Cancer Registry 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. Late stage indicates that, at the time of diagnosis, the cancer has already spread to distant lymph nodes or other organs.
Crude and age-adjusted** cancer mortality by cancer site.
New York State Cancer Registry at (518) 474-2255. See also NYSCR.
New York State Cancer Registry 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.
Age-adjusted** percentage of females who had a pap smear in the past 3 years 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 females aged 40 or older who had a mammogram in the past 2 years. Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673 New York State Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systema Percentage of female respondents aged 40 or older who indicated they had a mammogram in the past two years.

Data notes:

a Expanded BRFSS:
The Expanded BRFSS is a telephone-based survey of adults 18 years of age or older conducted by the New York State Department of Health. The survey is based on the National Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collects information on self-reported health-related behaviors in New York State counties. The most recent survey was conducted between July 2008 and June 2009 and collected data in 57 New York State counties and New York City. Because the Expanded BRFSS only presents data for New York City as a whole, indicator data for the counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond are from the 2008 New York City Community Health Survey . The New York City Community Health Survey (CHS) is a telephone survey conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that is also based on the BRFSS.

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