Table 1: Number of Cases and Percent of First Primary Central Nervous System Tumors among Children, Adolescents and Teens by Age Group, Population Demographic Characteristics and Tumor Behavior, California, 2001-2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demographic Characteristics

 

Malignant

 

Benign

 

Uncertain

 

 

 

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

< 5 years

Sex

Male

 

193

56.9%

 

72

46.8%

 

30

55.6%

 

Female

 

146

43.1%

 

82

53.2%

 

24

44.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

108

31.9%

 

62

40.3%

 

23

42.6%

 

 

Non-Hispanic black

 

21

6.2%

 

8

5.2%

 

 

 

 

 

Hispanic

 

168

49.6%

 

69

44.8%

 

25

46.3%

 

 

Asian-Pacific Islander

 

37

10.9%

 

11

7.1%

 

 

 

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

5

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

147

43.4%

 

72

46.8%

 

27

50.0%

 

Medium

 

62

18.3%

 

29

18.8%

 

12

22.2%

 

 

High

 

130

38.3%

 

53

34.4%

 

15

27.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of Urbanization

Urban

 

325

95.9%

 

144

93.5%

 

50

92.6%

 

Rural

 

14

4.1%

 

10

6.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

339

 

 

154

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-9 years

Sex

Male

 

155

52.2%

 

68

45.9%

 

39

60.0%

 

Female

 

142

47.8%

 

80

54.1%

 

26

40.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

113

38.0%

 

74

50.0%

 

25

38.5%

 

 

Non-Hispanic black

 

17

5.7%

 

9

6.1%

 

 

 

 

 

Hispanic

 

138

46.5%

 

55

37.2%

 

30

46.2%

 

 

Asian-Pacific Islander

 

24

8.1%

 

8

5.4%

 

8

12.3%

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

5

1.7%

 

 

 

 

0

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

134

45.1%

 

52

35.1%

 

31

47.7%

 

Medium

 

53

17.8%

 

34

23.0%

 

11

16.9%

 

 

High

 

110

37.0%

 

62

41.9%

 

23

35.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of Urbanization

Urban

 

283

95.3%

 

138

93.2%

 

61

93.8%

 

Rural

 

14

4.7%

 

10

6.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

297

 

 

148

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-14 years

Sex

Male

 

154

60.4%

 

82

51.3%

 

43

56.6%

 

Female

 

101

39.6%

 

78

48.8%

 

33

43.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

113

44.3%

 

78

48.8%

 

33

43.4%

 

 

Non-Hispanic black

 

10

3.9%

 

10

6.3%

 

8

10.5%

 

 

Hispanic

 

104

40.8%

 

61

38.1%

 

31

40.8%

 

 

Asian-Pacific Islander

 

27

10.6%

 

6

3.8%

 

 

 

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

 

 

 

5

3.1%

 

0

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

104

40.8%

 

58

36.3%

 

37

48.7%

 

Medium

 

42

16.5%

 

35

21.9%

 

10

13.2%

 

 

High

 

109

42.7%

 

67

41.9%

 

29

38.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of Urbanization

Urban

 

243

95.3%

 

151

94.4%

 

69

90.8%

 

Rural

 

12

4.7%

 

9

5.6%

 

7

9.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

255

 

 

160

 

 

76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-19 years

Sex

Male

 

138

61.9%

 

101

42.8%

 

52

58.4%

 

Female

 

85

38.1%

 

135

57.2%

 

37

41.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

102

45.7%

 

105

44.5%

 

40

44.9%

 

 

Non-Hispanic black

 

12

5.4%

 

9

3.8%

 

7

7.9%

 

 

Hispanic

 

73

32.7%

 

103

43.6%

 

36

40.4%

 

 

Asian-Pacific Islander

 

35

15.7%

 

17

7.2%

 

5

5.6%

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

85

38.1%

 

105

44.5%

 

32

36.0%

 

Medium

 

42

18.8%

 

49

20.8%

 

16

18.0%

 

 

High

 

96

43.0%

 

82

34.7%

 

41

46.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of Urbanization

Urban

 

207

92.8%

 

223

94.5%

 

81

91.0%

 

Rural

 

16

7.2%

 

13

5.5%

 

8

9.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

223

 

 

236

 

 

89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaded cells = categories with less than 5 cases were omitted.