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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Larynx Cancer


Larynx cancer incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with larynx cancer during a specified time period. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed larynx cancer cases; and 2) age-adjusted larynx cancer incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). All rates are expressed per 100,000 persons.


The number of larynx cancer cases newly diagnosed in New Mexico residents within a specified time period.


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

Why Is This Important?

Laryngeal cancer, or throat cancer, is a cancer that forms in tissues of the larynx, which is the lower part of the throat also known as the "voice box." Laryngeal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all newly diagnosed cancers and cancer deaths in the U.S each year, with about 13,000 new cases and 3,600 deaths annually. The five-year survival rate is 60.7%. New Mexico has averaged about 56 new cases of laryngeal cancer per year from 2010 to 2015. Since 1990, age-adjusted rates of laryngeal cancer in New Mexico have decreased by nearly 40%, which is consistent with national trends. Men and older adults experience greater rates of laryngeal cancer, and tobacco use is generally considered to be the biggest risk factor for developing laryngeal cancer.

Other Objectives

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

Graphical Data Views

Incidence of Cancer of the Larynx - 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
Catron0.00.018.4Warning, value is unstable018,435
Cibola1.50.03.6Warning, value is very unstable2137,152
Colfax0.00.05.1Warning, value is unstable066,550
Curry2.60.54.6Warning, value is unstable6250,245
De Baca4.90.014.5Warning, value is very unstable19,788
Dona Ana2.11.22.9-241,074,788
Grant1.00.02.2Warning, value is very unstable3146,532
Guadalupe0.00.014.8Warning, value is unstable022,923
Harding**Warning, value is very unstable3,456
Hidalgo7.80.016.7Warning, value is very unstable323,447
Lea2.91.14.7Warning, value is unstable10339,602
Lincoln2.90.75.0Warning, value is unstable7101,720
Los Alamos0.00.03.8Warning, value is unstable089,968
Luna3.30.36.3Warning, value is unstable5124,464
McKinley0.40.01.1Warning, value is very unstable1370,246
Mora1.90.05.7Warning, value is very unstable123,960
Otero2.50.94.1Warning, value is unstable10326,076
Quay2.40.05.8Warning, value is very unstable243,736
Rio Arriba3.31.05.7Warning, value is unstable8199,982
Roosevelt2.80.06.1Warning, value is very unstable3100,662
San Juan1.60.03.3Warning, value is very unstable3143,791
San Miguel2.51.33.6-19683,852
Santa Fe1.40.72.1-16734,498
Sierra5.31.39.3Warning, value is unstable758,311
Socorro0.00.03.8Warning, value is unstable088,354
Taos1.40.02.8Warning, value is very unstable4166,193
Torrance3.30.06.7Warning, value is very unstable479,740
Union5.90.014.0Warning, value is very unstable222,343
Valencia2.51.03.9Warning, value is unstable11383,974
New Mexico28.02.02.6-29310,472,086

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,
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

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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Content updated: Thu, 16 May 2019 10:53:01 MDT