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Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence and Mortality Statistics for Ohio 1999-2003

Posted by db last modified September 24, 2007

OCISS, the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System of ODH releases new cancer report for Ohio, 1999-2003.

A summary report of lung and bronchus cancer in Ohio by a unit of the Ohio Department of Health reveals that, from 1999-2003, 1,162 residents in Cuyahoga County were diagnosed with lunch or bronchus (windpipe) cancer, for an average annual rate of 72.1 cases per 100,000 population (*age-adjusted) Ohio and US average annual incidence rates were 75.3 and 64.8 cases per 100,000 population*, respectively. Incidence in Ohio is 16.2% greater than national rates.

These rates are age-adjusted. Since areas (counties, states, nation) may have different proportions of older persons, it is necessary to remove the effect of age by applying the incidence rates for each geographic area against a standard population. Age adjustment produces a rate per 100,000 for each area of what would be the specific incidence rate had each area had the same age distribution of citizens. Therefore, age adjustment allows for direct comparison of annual incidence rates across areas.

This report was generated by OCISS, the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System, a unit of the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus.

Racial and Gender Disparities

OCISS reports that, overall, males have a greater incidence of this type of cancer compared to females in Ohio. Black males in Ohio have average annual age-adjusted incidence rates much higher than for White males. For Black females, the incidence rates are slightly higher than for White females.

Smoking and associated exposure to tobacco smoke are considered to be the leading factor for lung and bronchus cancer.

Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Ohio

29.4% of deaths from cancer were due to lung and bronchus cancer for Ohio during 1999-2003. The average annual age-adjusted mortality rate due to lung and bronchus cancer in Ohio for this period was 61.2 deaths per 100,000, compared to 55.1 per 100,000 for the nation.

An earlier report for 1996-2000 can be downloaded by clicking here.

Other reports from OCISS/ODH can be accesed by clicking here.

Keywords: Cancer, County, Disparity, Leading Causes of Death, Statistics

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