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Indicator Report - Cancer of the Brain and Central Nervous System

Why Is This Important?

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

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Data 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 N01-PC-35141 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah.

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

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.

Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 08/27/2012
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:26 MST