Cancer Types Grouped by Age

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This registry contains data on Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates and Confidence Intervals for Cancer types by Age in the United States. Rates are per 100,000 persons and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population (19 age groups – Census P25-1130). Since 1994, CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) has funded state cancer registries to collect population-based cancer incidence data under Public Law 102-515, the Cancer Registries Amendment Act.

Complexity

Since 1994, CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) has funded state cancer registries to collect population-based cancer incidence data under Public Law 102-515, the Cancer Registries Amendment Act. One of NPCR’s goals is to release these data to public health planners and others to monitor the burden of disease and to implement cancer prevention and control programs. Starting in 2001, NPCR began receiving data annually from funded programs with the goals of establishing the quality of the data and eventually releasing the data for use in public health planning.

Data from the United States Cancer Statistics Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report provide a basis for research, cancer control planning, health communications, and policy development efforts. Below are examples that illustrate these potential data uses

– Describing the variability in cancer incidence and death rates across different populations and identifying patterns.
– Determining differences in the cancer burden in similar states or regions to guide planning efforts for cancer control programs.
– Identifying populations at risk for certain cancers and developing effective, evidence-based cancer prevention and control activities for these groups based on identifying populations at risk for certain cancers.
– Helping design, implement, and expand comprehensive cancer control efforts.
– Providing information for a national database of cancer incidence and mortality data that can be used in conducting data linkages and designing special studies.
– Responding to community and media inquiries about cancer incidence and cancer mortality.
– Developing Web-based resources to help state health departments plan effective cancer prevention and control activities.
– Developing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate materials to communicate with diverse racial and ethnic audiences.
– Developing guidelines, policy, or legislation to strengthen or enhance cancer control efforts.
– Conducting special studies to advance clinical, epidemiologic, and health services research.
– Providing information to help state registries improve the quality and usefulness of their data and to link with other databases.
– Setting priorities for allocating health resources.

Date Created

1999-01-01

Last Modified

2013-01-01

Version

2013-01-01

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

1999-2014

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Community Health, Cancer Statistics, Cancer Registry

Other Titles

United States Cancer Statistics, Cancer Registry by Age

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Age_GroupAge in years, grouped in a category (for example, 0-19, 20+).stringrequired : 1
Lower_Confidence_IntervalAge adjusted lower range of values for a rate that will include the true value of the rate a given percentage of the time. CI stands for Confidence Interval, which is a range of values for a measure constructed so that the range has a specified probability (often, but not necessarily, 95%) of including the true value of the measurenumberlevel : Ratio
Upper_Confidence_IntervalAge adjusted upper range of values for a rate that will include the true value of the rate a given percentage of the time. CI stands for Confidence Interval, which is a range of values for a measure constructed so that the range has a specified probability (often, but not necessarily, 95%) of including the true value of the measurenumberlevel : Ratio
Count_of_People_Diagnosed_With_CancerThe number of people diagnosed with cancer in a given time period.integerlevel : Ratio
Cancer_Event_TypeType of Event, i.e., incidence or mortalitystringrequired : 1
Population_in_Census_DivisionThe number of inhabitants of a given geographic area.integerlevel : Ratio
Cancer_Frequency_Based_on_Race_And_EthnicityA basic measure of disease frequency, which takes into account the number of cases or deaths and the size of a population.stringrequired : 1
Disease_FrequencyA basic measure of disease frequency, which takes into account the number of cases or deaths and the size of a population.numberlevel : Ratio
GenderGender of patientstringrequired : 1
Cancer_Organ_SiteThe location or organ (site) in the body where the cancer first occurred.stringrequired : 1
Data_Collection_YearYear in which the data is collectedstring-
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