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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Prostate Cancer Deaths

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.

Prostate Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Men by Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2018

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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 2018
  • U.S. Underlying Cause of Death Data: WONDER Online Database. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Accessed at []
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data Notes

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

How Are We Doing?

In 2018, the Utah age-adjusted prostate cancer mortality rate was 22.1 deaths per 100,000 males. There was no significant difference in prostate cancer mortality across geography (at the local health district level; see additional data views for additional differences between Utah Small Areas) from 2014-2018, nor was there a significant difference across ethnic groups from 2016-2018. From 2014-2018, men who racially identified as Asian had a significantly lower rate of prostate cancer mortality (3.7 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.

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 rate

U.S. Target: 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/28/2019

Other Views

The information provided above is from the Department of Health's Center for Health Data IBIS-PH web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Thu, 27 February 2020 20:01:09 from Department of Health, Center for Health Data, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: ".

Content updated: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:22:15 MDT