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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer

Definition

Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) cancer incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with brain and CNS cancers within a specified time period and age group. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed brain and CNS cancer cases; and 2) age-adjusted brain and CNS incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). All rates are expressed per 100,000 persons.

Numerator

The number of brain and CNS cancer 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 brain and CNS cancer: 31010-31040. http://seer.cancer.gov/siterecode/

Denominator

The estimated population of New Mexico residents within a specified time period and age group.

Why Is This Important?

Cancers of the brain and central nervous system (CNS) account for 1.4% of new cancer cases and nearly 3% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. This equates to 24,000 cases and 16,000 deaths. The five-year survival rate is 33.8%. Brain and spinal cancers are the second-most-common form of childhood cancer, accounting for 15% of cancer cases in children and adolescents. Between 2010 and 2015, New Mexico has averaged about 120 new cases of brain and spinal cord cancer per year, with 14 of these annual cases occurring in children under the age of 20. These rates have remained relatively stable in New Mexico in recent decades. The causes of brain and CNS cancer are not well understood, but appear to involve a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Excess ionizing radiation exposure to the head is a known cause, but this accounts for very few cases.

Other Objectives

CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking, Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (EPHT NCDM)


Graphical Data Views

Incidence of Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer - Age-adjusted Rate per 1,000,000 Population by County, Children <15 Years, New Mexico 2011-2015

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confidence limits

CountyCases per 1,000,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo38.123.253.0-25654,755
Catron0.00.01,649.0Warning, value is unstable02,057
Chaves26.80.063.9Warning, value is very unstable274,946
Cibola0.00.0120.8Warning, value is unstable028,099
Colfax0.00.0318.9Warning, value is unstable010,645
Curry0.00.057.7Warning, value is unstable058,832
De Baca0.00.01,987.1Warning, value is unstable01,707
Dona Ana34.210.558.0Warning, value is unstable8231,996
Eddy0.00.056.2Warning, value is unstable060,395
Grant0.00.0131.8Warning, value is unstable025,746
Guadalupe0.00.0839.0Warning, value is unstable04,045
Harding0.00.07,898.3Warning, value is unstable0428
Hidalgo0.00.0746.1Warning, value is unstable04,548
Lea44.80.888.7Warning, value is very unstable486,846
Lincoln0.00.0216.7Warning, value is unstable015,661
Los Alamos0.00.0199.7Warning, value is unstable017,002
Luna33.00.097.8Warning, value is very unstable127,021
McKinley10.80.031.8Warning, value is very unstable193,094
Mora0.00.0891.4Warning, value is unstable03,807
Otero42.40.090.5Warning, value is very unstable366,808
Quay132.50.0392.3Warning, value is very unstable17,806
Rio Arriba25.30.074.9Warning, value is very unstable140,311
Roosevelt49.40.0146.2Warning, value is very unstable121,590
Sandoval13.20.031.6Warning, value is very unstable2153,053
San Juan42.20.0124.9Warning, value is very unstable123,456
San Miguel20.50.043.6Warning, value is very unstable3141,312
Santa Fe24.80.052.8Warning, value is very unstable3120,920
Sierra0.00.0444.9Warning, value is unstable07,629
Socorro0.00.0195.4Warning, value is unstable017,371
Taos37.00.0109.6Warning, value is very unstable126,934
Torrance0.00.0232.2Warning, value is unstable014,616
Union0.00.0978.4Warning, value is unstable03,468
Valencia13.00.038.6Warning, value is very unstable178,993
New Mexico27.220.234.2-582,125,900

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/nmtr/.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Incidence of Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer - Age-adjusted Rate per 1,000,000 Population by County, Children <20 Years, New Mexico 2011-2015

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confidence limits

CountyCases per 1,000,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo32.020.243.9-28869,580
Catron0.00.01,146.8Warning, value is unstable02,959
Chaves29.70.063.3Warning, value is very unstable3101,018
Cibola0.00.091.3Warning, value is unstable037,177
Colfax0.00.0234.4Warning, value is unstable014,482
Curry0.00.044.8Warning, value is unstable075,757
De Baca0.00.01,452.3Warning, value is unstable02,336
Dona Ana25.67.843.4Warning, value is unstable8321,130
Eddy12.90.038.3Warning, value is very unstable179,830
Grant0.00.097.3Warning, value is unstable034,876
Guadalupe0.00.0642.2Warning, value is unstable05,285
Harding0.00.05,782.1Warning, value is unstable0586
Hidalgo0.00.0542.6Warning, value is unstable06,255
Lea33.50.666.4Warning, value is very unstable4111,422
Lincoln48.70.0144.2Warning, value is very unstable120,824
Los Alamos0.00.0146.3Warning, value is unstable023,205
Luna24.70.073.2Warning, value is very unstable136,082
McKinley8.00.023.8Warning, value is very unstable1123,706
Mora0.00.0644.2Warning, value is unstable05,268
Otero31.80.067.7Warning, value is very unstable387,155
Quay99.20.0293.6Warning, value is very unstable110,228
Rio Arriba18.90.056.0Warning, value is very unstable153,361
Roosevelt37.00.0109.4Warning, value is very unstable130,671
Sandoval20.90.441.4Warning, value is very unstable4198,893
San Juan31.60.093.5Warning, value is very unstable134,734
San Miguel15.30.032.7Warning, value is very unstable3188,754
Santa Fe18.50.039.5Warning, value is very unstable3161,981
Sierra0.00.0334.1Warning, value is unstable010,160
Socorro0.00.0139.4Warning, value is unstable024,350
Taos27.70.082.0Warning, value is very unstable135,807
Torrance0.00.0168.6Warning, value is unstable020,129
Union0.00.0726.0Warning, value is unstable04,674
Valencia19.00.045.3Warning, value is very unstable2106,268
New Mexico23.617.929.2-672,838,942

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/nmtr/.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.


Incidence of Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2011-2015

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confidence limits

CountyCases per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo6.25.37.0-2233,377,733
Catron3.50.08.5Warning, value is very unstable218,435
Chaves5.53.08.0-19330,206
Cibola2.10.04.5Warning, value is very unstable3137,152
Colfax0.70.02.0Warning, value is very unstable166,550
Curry6.02.99.0-15250,245
De Baca0.00.034.7Warning, value is unstable09,788
Dona Ana5.54.16.9-601,074,788
Eddy1.90.43.4Warning, value is unstable6278,485
Grant7.22.911.6Warning, value is unstable14146,532
Guadalupe3.40.09.9Warning, value is very unstable122,923
Harding**Warning, value is very unstable3,456
Hidalgo4.70.013.8Warning, value is very unstable123,447
Lea6.73.89.5-22339,602
Lincoln5.91.89.9Warning, value is unstable10101,720
Los Alamos7.42.412.3Warning, value is unstable989,968
Luna6.31.910.8Warning, value is unstable9124,464
McKinley3.01.14.9Warning, value is unstable10370,246
Mora2.50.07.3Warning, value is very unstable123,960
Otero6.94.09.7-24326,076
Quay5.20.011.8Warning, value is very unstable343,736
Rio Arriba3.40.86.0Warning, value is unstable7199,982
Roosevelt4.70.68.8Warning, value is unstable5100,662
Sandoval4.42.86.0-29650,875
San Juan3.10.55.8Warning, value is unstable6143,791
San Miguel4.63.16.1-39683,852
Santa Fe5.13.56.7-44734,498
Sierra2.10.04.5Warning, value is very unstable358,311
Socorro4.30.08.8Warning, value is very unstable488,354
Taos4.71.48.1Warning, value is unstable9166,193
Torrance2.10.05.2Warning, value is very unstable279,740
Union7.00.016.7Warning, value is very unstable222,343
Valencia4.82.67.0-20383,974
New Mexico57.64.85.6-60310,472,086

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/nmtr/.
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program, http://gps.unm.edu/.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 01/30/2019, Published on 05/16/2019
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