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OH-6 Data Details

OH-6 Increase the proportion of oral and pharyngeal cancers detected at the earliest stage

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC/NCCDPHP)
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER); National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
32.5 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of diagnosed incident cancer cases in localized stage of the oral cavity and pharynx (ICD-10 codes C00-C14)
Number of diagnosed incident cancer cases of the oral cavity and pharynx (ICD-10 codes C00-C14)
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The data source is the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) report which uses the combined data from the NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry data and the CDC National Program of Cancer Registries. Together, these registries cover more than 96% of the U.S. population.


Additional resources about the objective.

  1. U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2006 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; 2010. Available at: