Community Health Assessment: About Cancer Data


State Level Indicators

Data Source: BRFSS

  • Percent Women had PAP Test (last 3 years)
  • Percent Women aged 40+ Who Had a Mammogram (last 2 years)
  • Percent of Persons Aged 50 Years and Older Who Had a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy

County Level Indicators

Data Source: NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics

  • Lung and Bronchus Cancer Mortality
  • Female Breast Cancer Mortality
  • Uterine Cervix Cancer Mortality
  • Colorectal Cancer Mortality

Data Source: NYSDOH Cancer Registry

  • Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence
  • Female Breast Cancer Incidence
  • Uterine Cervix Cancer Incidence
  • Colorectal Cancer Incidence

Cancer Screening estimates are from the NYS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
All data relates to adults 18 years of age and older. The BRFSS is a telephone based survey that collects information on self-reported health related behaviors. Indicators in this section are the following:
  • Percentage of female respondents that indicated they have had a pap smear in the past 3 years
  • Percentage of female respondents aged 40 or older who indicated they have had a mammogram in the past 2 years
  • Percentage of Persons Aged 50 Years and Older Who Had a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy
For more information, contact the BRFSS Coordinator at (518)473-0673.
Mortality (NYSDOH Cancer Registry)
Data are based on information recorded on death certificates. All deaths receive an ICD-10 code indicating the underlying cause of death. The codes used for the rates in this section are as follows: Lung and Bronchus Cancer - ICD-10 (C34), Breast Cancer - ICD-10 (C50), Uterine Cervix - ICD-10 (53) and Colorectal Cancer - ICD-10 (C18-C21)
Incidence (Cancer Registry)
Data are based on reports from hospitals and other health facilities that diagnose and treat cancer patients. All primary tumors receive an ICD-O-3 code indicating the anatomic site of origin of the tumor. These data include only invasive malignant tumors. Data are presented for a five-year time period.
Crude and Age-Adjusted Rates
Both crude and age-adjusted rates are presented. The age-adjusted rates are standardized to the 2000 US population. The rates for colorectal cancer and lung and bronchus cancers are per 100,000 persons. The rates for female breast cancer and cancer of the uterine cervix are per 100,000 females.
ICD-O-3 Code Groupings (International Classification of Disease for Oncology, Third Edition
The New York State Cancer Registry has adopted the use of the ICD-O-3. All cases diagnosed in 2001 and later are reported to the New York Stated Cancer Registry using ICD-O-3. Cases from 1976 to 2000, which were originally reported using previous editions of ICD-O, have been converted to ICD-O-3 for accompanying data.
Users are referred to the SEER program web site for classification rules of individual (ICD-O-3) and mortality (ICD-10).

See also Information about cancer statistics in New York.

For more information, contact New York State Cancer Registry.