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Health Indicator Report of Cancer of the Brain and Central Nervous System

Brain and CNS tumors are the second most common cancers in children (after leukemia). They account for about 21% of childhood cancers.

Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Incidence Among Children (<15 and <20 years), Utah, 2003-2007

Notes

ICD-10: C71-72.   Crude rates were calculated using Utah Cancer Registry data queried from the SEER Database and Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget population estimates.

Data Sources

  • Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
  • 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

Data Interpretation Issues

Incidence rates may vary from source to source. This may be due to provisional data or using different population databases.

Definition

The rate of incidence of cancer of the brain and central nervous system (ICD-10: C71-72) in Utah per 100,000 population.

Numerator

The number of incidents of cancer of the brain and central nervous system among Utah population for a given time period (ICD-10: C71-72).

Denominator

Population of Utah for a specific period of time.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

In 2007, Utah and the U.S. had similar rates of brain and spinal cord cancer. Utah's rate was 6.1 per 100,000 population and the U.S. rate was 6.4 per 100,000 population.
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