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Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate

This indicator shows the age-adjusted incidence rate for oral cavity and pharynx cancer in cases per 100,000 population.

Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate

12.8
14.8
Comparison: FL Counties 

10.8

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

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Oral 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?

Oral cancer forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). One in 99 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer or cancer of the pharynx in their lifetime. People who use tobacco, drink alcohol, or have a personal history of head and neck cancer are more likely than others to develop oral cancers. Research has shown that three out of every four cases of oropharyngeal cancer occur in those who use tobacco or alcohol or both.

Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 11.7 2004-2006: 10.6 2005-2007: 10.6 2006-2008: 11.2 2007-2009: 11.5 2008-2010: 11.3 2009-2011: 10.8

cases/100,000 population


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.

Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

10.8

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

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Health / Cancer, Health / Oral 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?

Oral cancer forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). One in 99 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer or cancer of the pharynx in their lifetime. People who use tobacco, drink alcohol, or have a personal history of head and neck cancer are more likely than others to develop oral cancers. Research has shown that three out of every four cases of oropharyngeal cancer occur in those who use tobacco or alcohol or both.

Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Incidence Rate : Time Series

2003-2005: 11.7 2004-2006: 10.6 2005-2007: 10.6 2006-2008: 11.2 2007-2009: 11.5 2008-2010: 11.3 2009-2011: 10.8

cases/100,000 population


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.