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Complete Health Indicator Report of Lung Cancer Incidence

Definition

The rate of lung cancer incidence in Utah per 100,000 population.

Numerator

The number of incidents of lung cancer among Utah residents for a given time period (ICD-10: C33-C34).

Denominator

The population of Utah or U.S. for a specific time period.

Why Is This Important?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Utah and the U.S. Because symptoms often do not appear until the disease is advanced, early detection of this cancer is difficult. Cigarette smoking is the single most important risk factor for lung cancer. There are more than 80 carcinogens in cigarette smoke. Other risk factors include occupational or environmental exposure to secondhand smoke, radon, asbestos (particularly among smokers), certain metals (chromium, cadmium, arsenic), some organic chemicals, radiation, air pollution, and probably a medical history of tuberculosis. Genetic susceptibility plays a contributing role in the development of lung cancer, especially in those who develop the disease at a younger age.

How Are We Doing?

Since 1999, the age-adjusted rate of lung cancer incidence in the state of Utah has seen little fluctuation from year to year, reaching a low of 25.5 per 100,000 population in 2008. Between 2012 and 2014 Southeast Health District had the highest rate of lung cancer at 41.1 per 100,000 population and Bear River Health District had the lowest lung cancer incidence rate at 15.2 per 100,000 population.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The lung cancer incidence rate in Utah is approximately half the U.S. rate. In 2013 (the most recent national data available) the U.S. lung cancer incidence rate was 59.4 per 100,000 population compared to the Utah rate of 26.4 per 100,000 population.

What Is Being Done?

Since nearly 90% of lung cancer deaths are attributed to smoking, public health programs to reduce lung cancer focus on tobacco prevention and control. Utah's statewide Tobacco Prevention and Control Program coordinates efforts to accomplish the following four goals: to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, to help tobacco users quit, to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, and to reduce tobacco-related disparities. In addition, the Utah Department of Health initiated the Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN), a statewide partnership whose goal is to reduce the burden of cancer. The mission of the UCAN is to lower cancer incidence and mortality in Utah through collaborative efforts directed toward cancer prevention and control. As a result of this planning process, objectives and strategies have been developed by community partners regarding the early detection of cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers as well as the promotion of physical activity, healthy eating habits, melanoma cancer prevention and cancer survivorship advocacy.

Available Services

The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) provides technical expertise and coordination at state and community levels to prevent and reduce tobacco use in Utah. TPCP programs include statewide and community based services to help smokers quit, The TRUTH anti-tobacco marketing campaign, and youth tobacco prevention partnerships with local health departments, schools, and community agencies. Further efforts to reduce the negative health effects of tobacco use focus on strengthening tobacco-free policies and reducing youth access to tobacco products. The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program monitors smoking prevalence among adult Utahns through the statewide Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and among students through the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Health Program Information

Free services that assist smokers with quitting include the Utah Tobacco Quit Line (1-888-567-TRUTH), a web-based cessation service ([http://www.utahquitnet.com www.utahquitnet.com]), and school- and community-based quit programs for teens, adults, and pregnant women.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

The risk of developing lung cancer increases with age.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Risk Factors

Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer. Other risk factors include occupational exposures such as radon and asbestos and indoor and outdoor pollution, including environmental tobacco smoke.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

In addition to causing lung cancer, smoking also causes heart disease, damages lung function, and raises blood pressure.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Lung Cancer Age-adjusted Incidence Rate by Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2014

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Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Incidence per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 32
Utah199934.731.837.8
Utah200028.125.630.9
Utah200131.528.834.4
Utah200229.426.832.1
Utah200332.129.434.9
Utah200429.426.932.1
Utah200531.228.733.9
Utah200629.927.532.5
Utah200728.426.131.0
Utah200825.523.327.8
Utah200930.328.032.8
Utah201027.425.229.7
Utah201129.727.432.1
Utah201230.528.232.9
Utah201326.424.328.6
Utah201425.623.527.7
U.S.199970.870.571.2
U.S.200070.269.970.6
U.S.200170.370.070.6
U.S.200270.169.770.4
U.S.200370.269.970.5
U.S.200469.469.269.8
U.S.200569.769.470.0
U.S.200668.868.569.1
U.S.200767.967.668.2
U.S.200867.367.067.6
U.S.200966.065.766.3
U.S.201063.763.464.0
U.S.201162.362.162.6
U.S.201261.261.061.5
U.S.201359.459.159.6
U.S.2014***U.S. data available through 2013

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population. [[br]] ^ ^*U.S. data available through 2013.

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2015
  • U.S. Cancer Statistics: WONDER Online Database. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute. Accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/cancer.html]


Lung Cancer Incidence by Age and Sex, Utah, 2012-2014

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Males vs. FemalesAge GroupIncidence per 100,000Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
Male<450.40.20.7
Male45-6435.831.940.0
Male65+188.4175.0202.5
Female<450.60.30.9
Female45-6430.527.034.4
Female65+129.4119.2140.2

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2015


Lung Cancer Incidence by Local Health District, Utah, 2012-2014

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Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 15
Bear River15.211.619.6
Central29.523.037.1
Davis County24.621.128.5
Salt Lake County31.829.634.0
San Juan**^
Southeast41.131.253.2^
Southwest27.824.231.7
Summit18.410.230.7
Tooele33.223.745.3
TriCounty29.421.040.0
Utah County18.716.021.7
Wasatch16.28.228.6
Weber-Morgan31.227.135.7
State of Utah27.426.228.7

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. [[br]] ^ ^**The estimate has been suppressed because 1) the relative standard error is greater than 50% or the relative standard error can't be determined, 2) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication. For more information, please go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/DataSuppression.pdf].[[br]] ^ ^^Prior to 2015 San Juan County was part of the Southeast Local Health District. In 2015 the San Juan County Local Health District was formed. Data reported are for all years using the current boundaries.

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2015


Lung Cancer Incidence by Utah Small Area, 2012-2014

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Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Incidence per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 64
Brigham City11.54.922.8*
Box Elder Co (Other)17.48.930.6
Logan18.712.227.5
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All)11.65.721.1
Ben Lomond46.335.759.0
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E)17.711.226.5
Ogden (Downtown)32.421.047.9
South Ogden31.021.243.6
Roy/Hooper30.320.842.8
Riverdale29.518.644.5
Clearfield/Hill AFB41.830.356.2
Layton34.725.845.6
Syracuse/Kaysville23.015.133.5
Farmington/Centerville14.17.124.9
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake19.29.035.7
Bountiful13.48.420.1
SLC (Rose Park)34.521.851.8
SLC (Avenues)26.415.841.6
SLC (Foothill/U of U)15.07.327.2*
Magna53.033.479.8
SLC (Glendale)42.226.863.1
West Valley (West)34.225.345.4
West Valley (East) V247.034.263.0
SLC (Downtown)33.824.146.1
South Salt Lake49.032.670.8
Millcreek24.518.032.7
Holladay20.714.628.4
Cottonwood21.815.230.4
Kearns V246.931.467.3
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)47.434.663.3
Taylorsville (West)24.315.236.8
Murray32.822.546.1
Midvale27.917.442.3
West Jordan (NE) V237.322.857.6
West Jordan (SE)16.68.529.2
West Jordan (W)/Copperton41.220.673.9
South Jordan24.315.935.7
Sandy (Center)32.323.343.6
Sandy (NE)20.911.335.3
Sandy (SE)17.89.231.2
Riverton/Draper27.519.937.2
Tooele Co33.824.246.0
Lehi/Cedar Valley16.29.126.7
American Fork/Alpine17.410.427.5
Pleasant Grove/Lindon17.210.127.5
Orem (North)24.213.939.1
Orem (West)18.19.032.5
Orem (East)17.88.932.0
Provo (North)/BYU15.28.724.7
Provo (South)19.410.433.1
Springville/Spanish Fork25.518.234.6
Utah Co (South)15.17.726.7
Summit Co19.210.532.2
Wasatch Co16.58.429.1
TriCounty LHD28.920.739.4
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co30.622.341.0
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co30.920.444.9
Carbon/Emery Co36.225.649.8
Grand/San Juan Co33.221.249.3
St George27.021.633.4
Washington Co (Other)31.524.839.5
Cedar City28.919.241.8
Southwest LHD (Other)28.718.842.0
State28.126.929.4

Data Notes

Age adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.[[br]] ^ ^*Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and does not meet UDOH standards for reliability. For more information, please go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/DataSuppression.pdf].

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population estimates produced by the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2015


Lung Cancer Incidence by Race, Utah, 2012-2014

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RaceAge-adjusted Incidence per 100,000Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Native Alaskan15.16.031.1
Asian31.522.143.5
Black48.728.977.0
Pacific Islander42.720.877.7
White27.426.228.7
All Races27.426.228.7

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2015


Lung Cancer Incidence by Ethnicity, Utah, 2012-2014

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Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Incidence per 100,000Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic30.424.736.8
Non-Hispanic27.326.028.6
All Utahns27.426.228.7

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2015


Lung Cancer Number of Cases by Year, Utah, 2000-2014

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YearNumber of Cases
Record Count: 15
2000440
2001507
2002485
2003545
2004512
2005560
2006570
2007551
2008514
2009628
2010580
2011655
2012695
2013621
2014616

Data Source

The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah


Lung Cancer Incidence by County and Year Group, Utah, 2000-2014

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5 Year Groups (ending 2004, 2009)CountyAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 90
00-04Beaver53.130.985.0
00-04Box Elder24.918.233.3
00-04Cache12.28.517.0
00-04Carbon37.426.751.0
00-04Daggett****
00-04Davis28.625.132.5
00-04Duchesne46.330.866.8
00-04Emery33.719.254.8
00-04Garfield18.86.143.8
00-04Grand72.049.4101.4
00-04Iron29.320.540.7
00-04Juab17.46.437.8
00-04Kane28.713.952.5
00-04Millard21.511.436.7
00-04Morgan****
00-04Piute96.846.3178.1
00-04Rich****
00-04Salt Lake31.329.433.3
00-04San Juan41.826.163.4
00-04Sanpete38.026.952.2
00-04Sevier32.221.945.8
00-04Summit31.219.647.1
00-04Tooele41.431.154.0
00-04Uintah51.038.266.6
00-04Utah20.618.023.6
00-04Wasatch25.614.242.6
00-04Washington27.023.031.5
00-04Wayne33.410.878.0
00-04Weber38.134.042.5
00-04State30.128.931.3
05-09Beaver49.028.079.7
05-09Box Elder26.219.734.2
05-09Cache12.89.217.3
05-09Carbon38.728.152.1
05-09Daggett****
05-09Davis21.618.724.7
05-09Duchesne48.834.267.6
05-09Emery27.614.946.7
05-09Garfield23.89.549.2
05-09Grand42.726.664.9
05-09Iron36.427.746.8
05-09Juab25.712.347.4
05-09Kane41.925.365.3
05-09Millard21.411.736.0
05-09Morgan13.04.130.7
05-09Piute44.014.2103.0
05-09Rich****
05-09Salt Lake32.130.334.0
05-09San Juan22.712.138.9
05-09Sanpete23.515.434.3
05-09Sevier39.428.453.5
05-09Summit19.911.831.5
05-09Tooele39.030.249.7
05-09Uintah46.535.060.5
05-09Utah18.716.421.2
05-09Wasatch37.624.655.0
05-09Washington33.529.437.9
05-09Wayne31.910.175.2
05-09Weber34.230.538.2
05-09State29.028.030.1
10-14Beaver29.614.055.0
10-14Box Elder16.811.922.8
10-14Cache15.812.120.3
10-14Carbon41.430.754.7
10-14Daggett****
10-14Davis24.221.427.2
10-14Duchesne45.231.862.2
10-14Emery24.613.341.7
10-14Garfield27.512.851.7
10-14Grand58.640.083.0
10-14Iron31.524.240.4
10-14Juab41.324.465.5
10-14Kane29.617.048.0
10-14Millard24.014.238.1
10-14Morgan11.33.626.7
10-14Piute46.316.9100.9
10-14Rich45.116.399.1
10-14Salt Lake31.529.833.2
10-14San Juan11.14.722.0
10-14Sanpete28.720.439.2
10-14Sevier29.820.841.4
10-14Summit19.612.529.2
10-14Tooele36.128.245.5
10-14Uintah29.420.840.4
10-14Utah18.716.621.0
10-14Wasatch21.813.233.7
10-14Washington29.426.033.1
10-14Wayne****
10-14Weber32.529.236.2
10-14State27.826.928.8

Data Notes

Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.[[br]] ^ ^**The count or rate in certain cells of the table has been suppressed because the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication.

Data Sources

  • The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
  • Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2015


Lung Cancer Number of Cases by County, Utah, 2010-2014

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CountyNumber of CasesNote
Record Count: 30
Beaver10
Box Elder40
Cache62
Carbon51
Daggett****
Davis282
Duchesne38
Emery14
Garfield10
Grand33
Iron64
Juab18
Kane17
Millard18
Morgan5
Piute6
Rich6
Salt Lake1,319
San Juan8
Sanpete40
Sevier36
Summit29
Tooele77
Uintah39
Utah290
Wasatch22
Washington284
Wayne****
Weber343
State3,166

Data Notes

**The count has been suppressed because the observed number of events is very small does not meet UDOH standards for publication. For more information, please go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/DataSuppression.pdf].

Data Source

The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah

References and Community Resources

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Utah Department of Health: [http://www.tobaccofreeutah.org][[br]] Utah Tobacco Quit Line: 1-888-567-TRUTH][[br]] Utah Cessation Services: [http://www.utah.quitnet.com][[br]] American Cancer Society: [http://www.cancer.org][[br]] National Cancer Institute: [http://www.cancer.gov][[br]] Huntsman Cancer Institute: [http://www.huntsmancancer.org][[br]] American Lung Association: [http://www.lungusa.org][[br]] Utah Cancer Control Progam: [http://www.cancerutah.org][[br]] Utah Cancer Action Network: [http://www.ucan.cc]

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.

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