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Complete Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Prostate Cancer

Definition

Incidence rate of invasive prostate cancer for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.

Numerator

Number of new cases of prostate cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.

Denominator

Defined population in a specified time interval.

Why Is This Important?

During 2015, 6,529 men in New Jersey were diagnosed with cancer of the prostate. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in NJ and the US, excluding basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. Prostate cancer occurs more frequently as men age, with most cases occurring after age 50.

How Are We Doing?

Prostate cancer incidence rates have decreased overall after 1992. This trend is thought to be due to changes in prostate cancer screening practices. The lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer is 1 in 9 for men.

What Is Being Done?

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents. [https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/ccc_plans.htm]

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [https://nj.gov/health/ces/] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/cancer-data/index.shtml] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/occp.shtml] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/cancer-researchers/njccr.shtml]


Related Indicators

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Prostate Cancer Incidence, Males, by Year, 1990 - 2015

YearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 26
1990148.2143.7152.84,543
1991191.8186.8196.96,127
1992247.1241.6252.78,172
1993221.0215.9226.37,446
1994192.1187.4196.96,605
1995189.5184.9194.36,649
1996194.5189.8199.26,885
1997204.1199.4208.97,312
1998188.1183.6192.66,846
1999197.4192.8202.07,289
2000207.3202.6212.07,767
2001217.0212.3221.88,240
2002218.3213.6223.18,435
2003176.4172.2180.76,917
2004160.8156.8164.86,375
2005164.9160.9169.06,624
2006183.4179.2187.67,561
2007188.1183.9192.37,911
2008171.3167.3175.37,411
2009168.6164.8172.67,462
2010157.0153.3160.87,117
2011168.5164.7172.47,786
2012135.8132.4139.36,447
2013127.2124.0130.56,244
2014117.3114.3120.55,871
2015127.2124.1130.46,529

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Prostate Cancer Incidence by County, Males, 2011-2015

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 MalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic120.7113.2128.7996
Bergen131.1126.8135.63,571
Burlington147.8141.1154.61,952
Camden141.7135.3148.41,926
Cape May161.5148.9175.2628
Cumberland127.2116.2139.0513
Essex158.8152.9164.92,901
Gloucester136.8128.6145.51,095
Hudson111.8106.0117.81,484
Hunterdon103.092.8114.1413
Mercer147.0139.2155.11,425
Middlesex127.3122.4132.32,709
Monmouth144.9139.3150.72,720
Morris135.5129.4141.81,985
Ocean125.8120.9130.92,529
Passaic137.1130.5144.01,712
Salem138.9122.8156.7283
Somerset125.2117.8133.01,141
Sussex122.5112.1133.7577
Union138.4132.1145.01,891
Warren125.2113.1138.3418
New Jersey134.7133.2136.232,877

Data Notes

Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Dec 28, 2017 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver 8.3.5, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released December 2016, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]

References and Community Resources

More information on prostate cancer is available from the American Cancer Society, [https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer.html] Additional NJ prostate cancer information and statistics are available at [https://www.nj.gov/health/ces/documents/briefs/prostate_inc_mort_byrace_eth18.pdf]

Page Content Updated On 07/27/2018, Published on 09/28/2018
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