Table 4: Number of Cases and Percent of First Primary Malignant and Benign Central Nervous System Tumors among Children, Adolescents and Teens by Age Group, Population Demographics and Diagnostic Group, California, 2001-2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demographic Characteristics

 

Malignant

 

Benign

 

 

IIIA Ependymomas & Choroid Plexus Tumor

 

IIIB Astrocytomas

 

IIIC1 Medullo- blastomas

 

IIIC2 PNET

 

IIID Other Gliomas

 

XA Intracranial & Intraspinal Germ Cell

 

Z Other

 

Total

 

IIIB Astrocytomas

 

IIIE Other Specified Intracranial & Intraspinal

 

Z Other

 

Total

 

 

 

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

< 5 years

Sex

Male

 

41

55.4%

 

40

59.7%

 

43

67.2%

 

26

55.3%

 

18

45.0%

 

 

 

 

25

53.2%

 

193

56.9%

 

60

50.4%

 

 

 

 

12

34.3%

 

72

46.8%

 

Female

 

33

44.6%

 

27

40.3%

 

21

32.8%

 

21

44.7%

 

22

55.0%

 

 

 

 

22

46.8%

 

146

43.1%

 

59

49.6%

 

 

 

 

23

65.7%

 

82

53.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

22

29.7%

 

24

35.8%

 

20

31.3%

 

13

27.7%

 

12

30.0%

 

 

 

 

17

36.2%

 

108

31.9%

 

47

39.5%

 

 

 

 

15

42.9%

 

62

40.3%

 

 

Hispanic

 

41

55.4%

 

25

37.3%

 

38

59.4%

 

24

51.1%

 

19

47.5%

 

 

 

 

21

44.7%

 

168

49.6%

 

54

45.4%

 

 

 

 

15

42.9%

 

69

44.8%

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

11

14.9%

 

18

26.9%

 

6

9.4%

 

10

21.3%

 

9

22.5%

 

 

 

 

9

19.1%

 

63

18.6%

 

18

15.1%

 

 

 

 

5

14.3%

 

23

14.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

36

48.6%

 

25

37.3%

 

27

42.2%

 

20

42.6%

 

21

52.5%

 

 

 

 

18

38.3%

 

147

43.4%

 

61

51.3%

 

 

 

 

11

31.4%

 

72

46.8%

 

Medium

 

12

16.2%

 

13

19.4%

 

14

21.9%

 

10

21.3%

 

5

12.5%

 

 

 

 

8

17.0%

 

62

18.3%

 

19

16.0%

 

 

 

 

10

28.6%

 

29

18.8%

 

 

High

 

26

35.1%

 

29

43.3%

 

23

35.9%

 

17

36.2%

 

14

35.0%

 

 

 

 

21

44.7%

 

130

38.3%

 

39

32.8%

 

 

 

 

14

40.0%

 

53

34.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-9 years

Sex

Male

 

13

46.4%

 

36

50.0%

 

42

61.8%

 

16

55.2%

 

35

47.9%

 

 

 

 

13

48.1%

 

155

52.2%

 

46

45.1%

 

 

 

 

22

47.8%

 

68

45.9%

 

Female

 

15

53.6%

 

36

50.0%

 

26

38.2%

 

13

44.8%

 

38

52.1%

 

 

 

 

14

51.9%

 

142

47.8%

 

56

54.9%

 

 

 

 

24

52.2%

 

80

54.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

6

21.4%

 

32

44.4%

 

28

41.2%

 

12

41.4%

 

26

35.6%

 

 

 

 

9

33.3%

 

113

38.0%

 

51

50.0%

 

 

 

 

23

50.0%

 

74

50.0%

 

 

Hispanic

 

14

50.0%

 

34

47.2%

 

36

52.9%

 

13

44.8%

 

30

41.1%

 

 

 

 

11

40.7%

 

138

46.5%

 

37

36.3%

 

 

 

 

18

39.1%

 

55

37.2%

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

8

28.6%

 

6

8.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

23.3%

 

 

 

 

7

25.9%

 

46

15.5%

 

14

13.7%

 

 

 

 

5

10.9%

 

19

12.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

17

60.7%

 

30

41.7%

 

28

41.2%

 

14

48.3%

 

34

46.6%

 

 

 

 

11

40.7%

 

134

45.1%

 

35

34.3%

 

 

 

 

17

37.0%

 

52

35.1%

 

Medium

 

 

 

 

11

15.3%

 

15

22.1%

 

 

 

 

13

17.8%

 

 

 

 

7

25.9%

 

53

17.8%

 

21

20.6%

 

 

 

 

13

28.3%

 

34

23.0%

 

 

High

 

8

28.6%

 

31

43.1%

 

25

36.8%

 

11

37.9%

 

26

35.6%

 

 

 

 

9

33.3%

 

110

37.0%

 

46

45.1%

 

 

 

 

16

34.8%

 

62

41.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-14 years

Sex

Male

 

 

 

 

34

51.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

49.0%

 

49

83.1%

 

46

58.2%

 

154

60.4%

 

42

47.2%

 

22

53.7%

 

18

60.0%

 

82

51.3%

 

Female

 

 

 

 

32

48.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

51.0%

 

10

16.9%

 

33

41.8%

 

101

39.6%

 

47

52.8%

 

19

46.3%

 

12

40.0%

 

78

48.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

 

 

 

33

50.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

47.1%

 

19

32.2%

 

37

46.8%

 

113

44.3%

 

47

52.8%

 

17

41.5%

 

14

46.7%

 

78

48.8%

 

 

Hispanic

 

 

 

 

24

36.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

41.2%

 

27

45.8%

 

32

40.5%

 

104

40.8%

 

28

31.5%

 

21

51.2%

 

12

40.0%

 

61

38.1%

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

 

 

 

9

13.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

11.8%

 

13

22.0%

 

10

12.7%

 

38

14.9%

 

14

15.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

13.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

 

 

 

30

45.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

33.3%

 

21

35.6%

 

36

45.6%

 

104

40.8%

 

29

32.6%

 

16

39.0%

 

13

43.3%

 

58

36.3%

 

Medium

 

 

 

 

10

15.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

25.5%

 

9

15.3%

 

10

12.7%

 

42

16.5%

 

17

19.1%

 

11

26.8%

 

7

23.3%

 

35

21.9%

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

26

39.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

41.2%

 

29

49.2%

 

33

41.8%

 

109

42.7%

 

43

48.3%

 

14

34.1%

 

10

33.3%

 

67

41.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-19 years

Sex

Male

 

 

 

 

44

62.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

48.6%

 

35

81.4%

 

42

56.8%

 

138

61.9%

 

36

59.0%

 

44

31.9%

 

21

56.8%

 

101

42.8%

 

Female

 

 

 

 

27

38.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

51.4%

 

8

18.6%

 

32

43.2%

 

85

38.1%

 

25

41.0%

 

94

68.1%

 

16

43.2%

 

135

57.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/ethnicity

Non-Hispanic white

 

 

 

 

30

42.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

48.6%

 

15

34.9%

 

40

54.1%

 

102

45.7%

 

33

54.1%

 

55

39.9%

 

17

45.9%

 

105

44.5%

 

 

Hispanic

 

 

 

 

23

32.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

31.4%

 

12

27.9%

 

27

36.5%

 

73

32.7%

 

22

36.1%

 

68

49.3%

 

13

35.1%

 

103

43.6%

 

 

Other/Unknown

 

 

 

 

18

25.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

20.0%

 

16

37.2%

 

7

9.5%

 

48

21.5%

 

6

9.8%

 

15

10.9%

 

7

18.9%

 

28

11.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

 

 

 

33

46.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

42.9%

 

14

32.6%

 

23

31.1%

 

85

38.1%

 

26

42.6%

 

64

46.4%

 

15

40.5%

 

105

44.5%

 

Medium

 

 

 

 

12

16.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

22.9%

 

9

20.9%

 

13

17.6%

 

42

18.8%

 

17

27.9%

 

25

18.1%

 

7

18.9%

 

49

20.8%

 

 

High

 

 

 

 

26

36.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

34.3%

 

20

46.5%

 

38

51.4%

 

96

43.0%

 

18

29.5%

 

49

35.5%

 

15

40.5%

 

82

34.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNET = Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaded cells = categories with less than 5 cases; age groups that represented less than 25% of a histology group and/or no meaningful information could be gleaned due to small case numbers, were omitted.