Health Indicator Report of Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is a cancer that forms in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located at the base of the throat whose function is making hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight. Some known risk factors for developing thyroid cancer include: being female, adults ages 20 to 60, exposure to ionized radiation, a diet low in iodine, and certain hereditary conditions (www.cancer.org).
Thyroid Cancer Incidence by Year and Sex, Utah, 1990-2008
NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.
- 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: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
Data Interpretation IssuesIncidence rates may vary from source to source. This may be because of having more or less updated information or using different population databases.
DefinitionThe rate of thyroid cancer in Utah per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of incidents of thyroid cancer among Utah population for a specific time period (ICD-10: C73).
DenominatorPopulation of Utah for a specific period of time.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?In 2007, Utah had a higher thyroid cancer incidence rate than the U.S. (13.5 per 100,000 population compared with 12.0 per 100,000 population).
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 08/10/2012