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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.

Data Source: 
National Program of Cancer Registries
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
32.6 (2007)
Target: 
35.9
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of diagnosed incident cancer cases in localized stage of the oral cavity and pharynx (ICD-10 codes C00-C14)

Denominator: 

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
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
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.

Caveats and Limitations: 
In 2011, 2012, and 2013, the following state did not meet the USCS data quality criteria and was excluded: Nevada
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 21-02a in that the diagnostic codes were revised from "ICD-9 codes 140-149" to "ICD-10 codes C00-C14."

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2015, the baseline was slightly revised due to annual routine updating of SEER NPCR data, however the display value remained 32.5 percent (2007). There were no changes to the target or target setting method. In 2017, the baseline was slightly revised due to annual routine updating of SEER NPCR data, the display value was changed from 32.5 to 32.6 percent (2007). The target was revised from 35.8 to 35.9, in keeping with the target setting method (10% improvement).

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 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; 2016.