C-2 Reduce the lung cancer death rate

National Data Source
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 100,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
50.6 (2007)
Target
45.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of deaths due to lung cancer (ICD-10 code C34)
Denominator
Number of persons
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Death due to malignant neoplasm of the bronchus and lung (ICD-10 code C34).

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Rates are calculated based on the April 1 census counts for the censal years (e.g., 2000) and July 1 estimates from the Vintage matching the data year for the postcensal period. For example, for rates of data year 2004, the 2004 population estimates from Vintage 2004 are used as denominator.

FOR MULTIPLE DATA YEARS: Rates are calculated based on sum of data year populations from the Vintage matching the data years.  For example, for rates of data years 2004-2006 combined, the sum of 2004 population from Vintage 2004, 2005 population from Vintage 2005, and 2006 population from Vintage 2006 are used as denominator.

Age Adjustment

At the National level this Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: < 1, 1-4, 5-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Sex: < 1, 1-4, 5-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Race/Ethnicity: < 1, 1-4, 5-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Country of Birth: < 5, 5-17, 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: < 1, 1-4, 5-14, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
  • Marital Status: 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, 85+
Trend Issues
Lung cancer mortality data have been coded for consistency with cancer incidence and mortality data reported by United States Cancer Statistics (USCS), CDC and Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), NIH, NCI. ICD-10 code C33.0 typically is included in this category for the reporting of mortality data from NCHS. Mortality data by marital status were not available for 60% of Georgia’s records in 2008 and 94% of Georgia’s records in 2009. Therefore, 2008 and 2009 data by marital status should be interpreted with caution.
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 3-2 in that ICD-10 code C33 is no longer included. The change was made to be consistent with cancer incidence and mortality data reported by United States Cancer Statistics (USCS), CDC and Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), NIH, NCI.

References and More Information

  1. Data Documentation and Variable Recodes, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), NCI
    http://seer.cancer.gov/analysis
  2. Lung Cancer Home Page, NCI
    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung