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.
Prostate Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Men by Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2017
- Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
- Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2017
- U.S. Underlying Cause of Death Data: WONDER Online Database. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Accessed at [http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html]
- National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Data NotesICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61. [[br]]
Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.
How Are We Doing?In 2017, the Utah age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality rate was 19.5 per 100,000 males.
There was no significant difference in prostate cancer mortality among ethnic or racial groups in Utah.
What Is Being Done?The Utah Department of Health initiated the Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN), a statewide partnership whose goal is to reduce the burden of cancer. The mission of the UCAN is to lower cancer incidence and mortality in Utah through collaborative efforts directed toward cancer prevention and control. As a result of this planning process, objectives and strategies have been developed by community partners regarding the early detection of cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers as well as the promotion of physical activity, healthy eating habits, melanoma cancer prevention, and cancer survivorship advocacy.
Healthy People Objective: Reduce the prostate cancer death rateU.S. Target: 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/13/2018