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About the National Data
Baseline: 29.5 percent of oral and pharyngeal cancers were detected at the earliest stage (Stage 1 localized) in 2016
Target: 34.2 percent
Number of incident cancer cases in localized stage of the oral cavity and pharynx (ICD-10 codes C00-C14).
Number of diagnosed incident cancer case of the oral cavity and pharynx (ICD-10 codes C00-C14).
Percentage point improvement
Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because no additional information could be used to assess the target.
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.
Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.
1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.