Health Indicator Report of Bladder Cancer
No one knows the exact causes of bladder cancer. However, there are certain risk factors that are associated with developing bladder cancer. Still, most people with known risk factors do not develop bladder cancer, and many who do develop this disease have none of these factors. Doctors can seldom explain why one person develops this cancer and another does not. Studies have found the following factors increase your risk of developing bladder cancer: old age; being male; White/Caucasian; tobacco use; exposure to certain workplace environments such as rubber, chemical and leather industries, hairdressers, machinists, metal workers, printers, painters, textile workers, truck drivers; and a family history of bladder cancer.
Urinary Bladder Cancer Incidence by Year and Sex, Utah, 1990-2008
NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.
- The cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract HHSN2612013000171 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah
- Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
Data Interpretation IssuesIncidence rates may vary from source to source. This may be because of having more or less updated information or using different population databases.
DefinitionThe rate of incidence of cancer of the bladder in Utah per 100,000 population.
NumeratorThe number of incidence of bladder cancer among Utah population for a specific time period (ICD-10: C67).
DenominatorPopulation of Utah for a given period of time.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?Utah has consistently had lower rates of bladder cancer than the U.S. For example, in 2007 (the most recent data available from SEER) the U.S. age-adjusted bladder cancer incidence rate was 20.8 per 100,000 population compared with the Utah age-adjusted rate of 16.90 per 100,000 population.
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 08/10/2012