Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the age-adjusted incidence rate for cervical cancer in cases per 100,000 females.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate

9.2
10.7
Comparison: FL Counties 

7.5

cases/100,000 females
Measurement Period: 2009-2011

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Women's Health
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014
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Why is this important?

Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix. One out of every 145 women in the United States will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Early cervical cancer can be cured by removing or destroying the pre-cancerous or cancerous tissue. Human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual contact, has been identified as the main cause of cervical cancer. In 2006, the FDA approved a new vaccine against HPV which prevents cervical cancer. In the United States in 2009, it is estimated that there were 11,270 new cases and 4,070 deaths from cervical cancer.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the uterine cervical cancer incidence rate to 7.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 7.2 2004-2006: 7.6 2005-2007: 8.3 2006-2008: 8.4 2007-2009: 7.8 2008-2010: 7.3 2009-2011: 7.5

cases/100,000 females


Indicates a change in methodology
2007-2009  Rates calculated prior to 2007-2009 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

7.5

cases/100,000 females
Measurement Period: 2009-2011

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Women's Health
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix. One out of every 145 women in the United States will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Early cervical cancer can be cured by removing or destroying the pre-cancerous or cancerous tissue. Human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual contact, has been identified as the main cause of cervical cancer. In 2006, the FDA approved a new vaccine against HPV which prevents cervical cancer. In the United States in 2009, it is estimated that there were 11,270 new cases and 4,070 deaths from cervical cancer.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the uterine cervical cancer incidence rate to 7.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 7.2 2004-2006: 7.6 2005-2007: 8.3 2006-2008: 8.4 2007-2009: 7.8 2008-2010: 7.3 2009-2011: 7.5

cases/100,000 females


Indicates a change in methodology
2007-2009  Rates calculated prior to 2007-2009 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

7.5

cases/100,000 females
Measurement Period: 2009-2011

County: Palm Beach

Healthy People 2020 Target: 7.1 cases/100,000 females
Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Women's Health
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2014

Why is this important?

Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix. One out of every 145 women in the United States will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Early cervical cancer can be cured by removing or destroying the pre-cancerous or cancerous tissue. Human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual contact, has been identified as the main cause of cervical cancer. In 2006, the FDA approved a new vaccine against HPV which prevents cervical cancer. In the United States in 2009, it is estimated that there were 11,270 new cases and 4,070 deaths from cervical cancer.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the uterine cervical cancer incidence rate to 7.1 cases per 100,000 population.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 7.2 2004-2006: 7.6 2005-2007: 8.3 2006-2008: 8.4 2007-2009: 7.8 2008-2010: 7.3 2009-2011: 7.5

cases/100,000 females


Indicates a change in methodology
2007-2009  Rates calculated prior to 2007-2009 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.