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Indicator Report - Prostate Cancer Screening

Why Is This Important?

Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring form of cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men and is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in Utah and the U.S. All men over 40 should visit their doctor for a routine health visit which may include a discussion on prostate health.

Percentage of Men Aged 40+ Who Reported Ever Having a PSA Test by Ethnicity, Utah, 2010 and 2012

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Data Notes

Age-adjusted to the U.S. 2010 standard population. Beginning in 2009, BRFSS data include both landline and cell phone respondent data along with a new weighting methodology called iterative proportional fitting, or raking. This graph is based on the new methodology.

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

Other Views


The percentage of men aged 40 and above who reported having a prostate-specific antigen test in the last five years or who reported ever having had a prostate-specific antigen test.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: The number of men aged 40 and above who reported having had a PSA test within the specified time period.
Denominator: The total number of male survey respondents aged 40 or older excluding those who responded "don't know" or "refused" to the numerator question.

Page Content Updated On 05/14/2014, Published on 05/28/2014
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Content updated: Wed, 28 May 2014 10:46:49 MDT