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.
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.
Why Is This Important?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.
Public health studies suggest that 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; chronic history of bladder infections; and a family history of bladder cancer.
The most common sign of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Bladder cancer is often diagnosed at an early stage, when the cancer is easier to treat.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?For years 2012-2016 (the most recent available data) the U.S. bladder cancer age-adjusted incidence rate was 20.1 per 100,000 compared with the Utah rate of 16.6 per 100,000.^1^[[br]]
1. National Cancer Institute. (2019). State Cancer Profiles: Utah. Accessed on January 14, 2020 from [https://statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov/quick-profiles/index.php?statename=utah].