What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed per 100,000 population and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. This estimate does not include cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and carcinoma in situ (except for in situ urinary bladder cancer cases).

Why is this indicator important?

In 2011, an estimated 34,050 Indiana residents were diagnosed with cancer, amounting to almost four new cases of cancer diagnosed every hour of every day (American Cancer Society).

About the data

Community: Switzerland County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2009-2013

Category: Cancer

Community Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry

Reference Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry