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Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Kidney and Renal Pelvis

Kidney cancer is primarily a disease of older adults, particularly those age 65 years and older. It occurs twice as commonly in men than women, and often is diagnosed early enough for a relatively effective treatment and good prognosis. Little is known about the causes of kidney cancer, but two risk factors, smoking and obesity have consistently been found to increase the risk for kidney cancer.

Incidence of Cancer of the Kidney and Renal Pelvis - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2007-2009


Notes

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

Data Sources

  • Population Data Source: Geospatial and Population Studies Program, University of New Mexico. http://bber.unm.edu/bber_research_demPop.html.
  • Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/nmtr/.

Definition

Kidney and renal pelvis cancer incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with cancer of the kidney and renal pelvis during a specified time period. Measures include: 1) number of newly diagnosed cases of the kidney and renal pelvis cancer; and 2) age-adjusted incidence rate of the kidney and renal pelvis cancer (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). All rates are expressed per 100,000 persons. Measures are provided by sex and race/ethnicity.

Numerator

The number of newly diagnosed cases of the kidney and renal pelvis cancer in New Mexico residents within a specified time period. The data are based on the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program incidence site recode for kidney and renal pelvis cancer (SEER Recode B 29021, 29022; ICD-O-3 codes: C649, C659); excludes histologies: 9050-9055, 9140, 9590-9989; Malignant cases: ICD behavior code 3.

Denominator

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

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