Indicator Report - Prostate Cancer Deaths
Why Is This Important?Prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring form of cancer for men, after skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in Utah and the U.S.
Data NotesICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61. Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population using 3 age groups.
*Use caution when interpreting rate for 'American Indian/Native Alaskan' and 'Black'; the estimates do not meet UDOH standards for reliability.
Data SourcesUtah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah (2010 Census), U.S. Bureau of the Census.
DefinitionThe rate of death from cancer of the prostate (ICD-9: 185 and ICD-10: C61) per 100,000 men.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 10/28/2013, Published on 11/11/2013