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Complete Health Indicator Report of Prostate Cancer Deaths

Definition

The rate of death from cancer of the prostate (ICD-10: C61) per 100,000 men.

Numerator

The number of deaths due to prostate cancer for a given year (ICD-10: C61).

Denominator

The male population in Utah or the U.S. for a given year.

Why Is This Important?

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring form of cancer for men, and is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in both Utah and the U.S.

Healthy People Objective C-7:

Reduce the prostate cancer death rate
U.S. Target: 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males

Other Objectives

CSTE Chronic Disease Indicators

How Are We Doing?

In 2019, the Utah age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality rate was 23.2 deaths per 100,000 males. Tooele County Local Health District had the highest prostate cancer mortality rate at 26.1 per 100,000 and Southwest Local Health District had the lowest at 15.7 (see additional data views for additional differences between Utah Small Areas) from 2015-2019. There was not a significant difference across ethnic groups from 2017-2019. From 2015-2019, men who racially identified as Asian had a significantly lower rate of prostate cancer mortality (3.5 deaths per 100,000 males) compared to other races, though caution should be used in interpreting these rates as these estimates have a high coefficient of variation.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The U.S. prostate cancer age-adjusted mortality rate has generally been decreasing over time, from 24.2 deaths per 100,000 males in 2007 to 18.9 deaths per 100,000 males in 2017. The Utah age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality rate trend has been more variable from year-to-year, though rates have generally been similar to the national rate. In 2017, the Utah age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality rate was 19.6 deaths per 100,000 males while the national rate was 18.9 deaths per 100,000 males.

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.

Evidence-based Practices

Screening recommendations have changed over time. Until recently, many doctors and professional organizations encouraged yearly PSA screening for men beginning at age 50. However, as more has been learned about both the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening, a number of organizations have begun to caution against routine population screening. Although some organizations continue to recommend PSA screening, there is widespread agreement that any man who is considering getting tested should first be informed in detail about the potential harms and benefits. Since 2012 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. Healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle play an important role in cancer prevention.

Available Services

Currently, Medicare provides coverage for an annual PSA test for all Medicare-eligible men age 50 and older. Many private insurers cover regular PSA screening tests as well. Check with your insurance provider and doctor's office to discuss when prostate cancer screening may be right for you.


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Prostate Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Men by Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2019

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Utah vs. U.S.YearAge-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000 MenLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 40
Utah199932.728.237.8
Utah200027.923.732.6
Utah200130.125.834.9
Utah200229.024.833.6
Utah200328.124.132.6
Utah200424.921.229.0
Utah200524.921.329.0
Utah200628.024.232.3
Utah200729.225.433.4
Utah200825.422.029.2
Utah200920.317.323.8
Utah201026.222.830.0
Utah201122.119.025.5
Utah201222.119.125.4
Utah201320.517.723.6
Utah201419.817.022.8
Utah201517.515.020.3
Utah201622.019.225.1
Utah201719.617.022.5
Utah201822.219.525.1
Utah201923.220.526.2
U.S.199931.631.231.9
U.S.200030.430.030.7
U.S.200129.529.229.8
U.S.200228.728.429.0
U.S.200327.226.927.5
U.S.200426.225.926.5
U.S.200525.425.125.7
U.S.200624.224.024.5
U.S.200724.224.024.5
U.S.200823.022.723.3
U.S.200922.121.922.4
U.S.201021.821.622.1
U.S.201120.820.521.0
U.S.201219.619.319.8
U.S.201319.319.019.5
U.S.201419.118.919.4
U.S.201519.018.719.2
U.S.201619.419.219.6
U.S.201718.818.619.1

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61.   [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

  • 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 2019
  • 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


Prostate Cancer Deaths by Local Health District, Utah, 2015-2019

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Local Health DistrictAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 MenLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 14
Bear River17.413.222.7
Central18.813.425.8
Davis County22.618.827.0
Salt Lake County21.119.023.3
San Juan16.15.835.5*
Southeast17.010.126.8
Southwest15.713.018.7
Summit24.413.440.7
Tooele26.116.140.0
TriCounty24.415.935.8
Utah County26.022.430.0
Wasatch22.311.040.3
Weber-Morgan22.818.827.4
State of Utah21.019.822.3

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61.   [[br]]Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population.[[br]] ^ ^*Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and does not meet UDOH standards for reliability. For more information, please go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/DataSuppression.pdf].[[br]] Note: Prior to 2015 San Juan County was part of the Southeast Local Health District. In 2015 the San Juan County Local Health District was formed. Data reported are for all years using the current boundaries.

Data Sources

  • 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 2019


Prostate Cancer Deaths by Utah Small Area, 2015-2019

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Utah Small AreasAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 MenLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 103
Brigham City21.010.437.5*
Box Elder Co (Other) V222.17.052.2*
Tremonton17.75.841.4*
Logan V217.19.328.8
North Logan13.74.432.0*
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V221.39.541.2*
Hyrum****
Smithfield30.211.066.0*
Ben Lomond18.411.128.7
Weber County (East)21.612.734.2
Morgan County****
Ogden (Downtown)16.17.629.8*
South Ogden22.213.534.4
Roy/Hooper25.115.438.5
Riverdale36.122.355.2
Clearfield Area/Hooper29.818.246.1
Layton/South Weber23.915.635.0
Kaysville/Fruit Heights24.713.341.9
Syracuse34.014.767.2*
Centerville22.59.644.5*
Farmington27.611.555.9*
North Salt Lake****
Woods Cross/West Bountiful****
Bountiful19.212.927.4
SLC (Rose Park)23.411.542.4*
SLC (Avenues)18.99.434.0*
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)17.58.731.4
Magna31.813.862.4*
SLC (Glendale) V229.413.356.3*
West Valley (Center)6.22.213.9*
West Valley (West) V220.16.049.3*
West Valley (East) V236.222.156.0
SLC (Downtown) V212.95.824.8*
SLC (Southeast Liberty)14.13.836.2*
South Salt Lake13.84.731.2*
SLC (Sugar House)19.811.332.2
Millcreek (South)15.68.426.4
Millcreek (East)30.219.145.5
Holladay V215.88.526.6
Cottonwood17.210.925.9
Kearns V222.410.342.3*
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)19.59.934.4
Taylorsville (West)27.515.046.4
Murray23.714.237.2
Midvale29.917.048.8
West Jordan (Northeast) V220.78.542.2*
West Jordan (Southeast)21.49.042.8*
West Jordan (W)/Copperton50.922.1100.0*
South Jordan V226.716.041.8
Daybreak30.19.770.6*
Sandy (West)18.68.834.5*
Sandy (Center) V2****
Sandy (Northeast)33.919.255.3
Sandy (Southeast)22.610.841.6
Draper18.27.437.2*
Riverton/Bluffdale16.57.132.7*
Herriman27.59.462.3*
Tooele County (Other)19.44.951.4*
Tooele Valley28.416.545.4
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley21.35.058.6*
Lehi26.214.144.7
Saratoga Springs34.79.389.7*
American Fork38.124.456.7
Alpine25.68.260.4*
Pleasant Grove/Lindon36.023.153.6
Orem (North)38.121.562.3
Orem (West)12.34.427.1*
Orem (East)19.29.235.3*
Provo/BYU19.111.230.3
Provo (West City Center)26.010.952.2*
Provo (East City Center)****
Salem City****
Spanish Fork40.323.664.3
Springville27.714.747.5
Mapleton39.814.387.7*
Utah County (South) V236.611.686.9*
Payson26.512.449.6*
Park City28.512.356.2
Summit County (East)31.511.967.5*
Wasatch County22.611.240.6
Daggett and Uintah County32.019.349.9
Duchesne County15.86.033.7*
Nephi/Mona****
Delta/Fillmore14.93.938.9*
Sanpete Valley22.310.441.9*
Central (Other)26.815.742.7
Richfield/Monroe/Salina12.13.928.2*
Carbon County20.910.337.8*
Emery County15.03.839.5*
Grand County15.54.040.5*
Blanding/Monticello****
San Juan County (Other)****
St. George14.610.719.6
Washington Co (Other) V220.09.138.0*
Washington City13.26.025.0*
Hurricane/La Verkin22.512.437.6
Ivins/Santa Clara23.711.742.7*
Cedar City19.210.133.1
Southwest LHD (Other)23.613.638.2
State of Utah22.120.823.4

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61.   [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population. [[br]] [[br]] *Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and does not meet UDOH standards for reliability. For more information, please go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/DataSuppression.pdf] [[br]] **The estimate has been suppressed because 1) the relative standard error is greater than 50% or the relative standard error can't be determined or 2) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication.[[br]] [[br]] A description of the Utah Small Areas and details about Small Area reclassification may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html].

Data Sources

  • Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • Population estimates produced by the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2019


Prostate Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Men by Ethnicity, Utah, 2017-2019

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Hispanic EthnicityAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 MenLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 3
Hispanic19.213.127.1
Non-Hispanic21.920.323.6
All Utahns21.720.223.4

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61.   [[br]] Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using 10 age groups.

Data Sources

  • Utah 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, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2019


Prostate Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Men by Race, Utah, 2015-2019

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RaceAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 MenLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Native Alaskan16.26.932.2*
Asian3.50.99.1*
Black13.94.930.7*
Pacific Islander17.56.936.6*
White15.014.016.0
All Races18.517.519.6

Data Notes

ICD-10 codes used to define prostate cancer: C61.   [[br]] Age-adjusted to U.S. 2000 standard population using 3 age groups, 0-44, 45-64, and 65+. [[br]] *Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and does not meet UDOH standards for reliability. For more information, please go to [http://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/resource/DataSuppression.pdf].[[br]]

Data Sources

  • Utah 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, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2019

References and Community Resources

Utah Cancer Control Program: [http://www.cancerutah.org][[br]] Utah Cancer Action Network: [http://www.ucan.cc][[br]] American Cancer Society: [http://www.cancer.org][[br]] National Cancer Institute: [http://www.cancer.gov][[br]] Huntsman Cancer Institute: [http://www.huntsmancancer.org][[br]] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: [http://www.cdc.gov][[br]] American Society of Clinical Oncology: [http://www.asco.org]

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 10/23/2020, Published on 01/05/2021
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