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Complete Health Indicator Report of Cancer Incidence - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) incidence refers to the number of persons newly diagnosed with NHL within a specified time period. Measures include 1) the number of newly diagnosed NHL cases; and 2) age-adjusted NHL incidence rates (adjusted by the direct method to the 2000 US standard population). All rates are expressed per 100,000 persons.


The number of NHL cases newly diagnosed in New Mexico residents within a specified time period. The data are based on the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program incidence site recode for NHL: 33041-33042.


The estimated population of New Mexico residents during a specified time period.

Why Is This Important?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) refers to cancers of the lymphatic system. Each year, NHL accounts for over 4% of all new cancer cases and over 3% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. This equates to 73,000 cases and 20,000 deaths. The five-year survival rate is 71%. New Mexico has averaged about 360 new cases of NHL per year between 2010 and 2015. Improvements in the detection and diagnosis of NHL may account for some, but probably not all, of this increase. The causes of NHL are unknown, but studies have shown an association with certain chemicals that may impair the immune system, as well as certain types of viruses. The common mechanism for these factors appears to be immunosuppression.

Other Objectives

CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking, Nationally Consistent Data and Measures (EPHT NCDM)

Graphical Data Views

Incidence of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population by County, New Mexico 2011-2015

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CountyCases per 100,000 Population, Age-adjustedLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Catron4.70.011.4Warning, value is very unstable218,435
Colfax8.72.714.6Warning, value is unstable966,550
De Baca0.00.034.7Warning, value is unstable09,788
Dona Ana16.714.319.1-1901,074,788
Guadalupe14.10.028.2Warning, value is very unstable422,923
Harding56.70.0116.2Warning, value is very unstable43,456
Hidalgo35.314.156.4Warning, value is unstable1123,447
Los Alamos20.712.029.3-2389,968
Mora12.61.224.1Warning, value is unstable523,960
Quay23.38.737.8Warning, value is unstable1243,736
Rio Arriba11.16.815.4-27199,982
Roosevelt11.54.618.4Warning, value is unstable11100,662
San Juan13.78.419.0-27143,791
San Miguel16.013.118.9-129683,852
Santa Fe14.011.616.4-144734,498
Union9.20.019.7Warning, value is very unstable322,343
New Mexico15.314.616.0-1,83210,472,086

Data Notes

Data have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • Numerator: The New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center,
  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program,

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 01/09/2019, Published on 05/16/2019
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Content updated: Thu, 16 May 2019 12:13:39 MDT