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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 2018, 7,550 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 Health Status Outcomes Indicators:



Data Tables


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Prostate Cancer Incidence, Males, by Year, 1990 - 2018

YearAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000Lower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 29
1990148.4143.9153.04,548
1991191.8186.9196.96,128
1992247.2241.6252.88,174
1993221.1215.9226.37,448
1994192.2187.5197.06,609
1995189.6185.0194.36,652
1996194.6189.9199.36,888
1997204.2199.5209.07,316
1998188.2183.7192.86,852
1999197.6193.1202.27,297
2000207.5202.9212.27,778
2001217.0212.4221.88,242
2002218.3213.7223.18,435
2003176.6172.4180.86,924
2004161.0157.1165.16,386
2005165.2161.2169.36,635
2006183.8179.6188.17,579
2007188.9184.7193.17,946
2008171.9168.0175.97,441
2009169.8165.9173.77,512
2010158.2154.5162.07,166
2011169.4165.6173.37,829
2012136.9133.5140.36,502
2013129.6126.3132.96,359
2014121.3118.2124.46,059
2015130.6127.5133.96,693
2016138.7135.4142.07,246
2017141.5138.3144.87,582
2018139.1135.9142.37,550

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, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]


NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Prostate Cancer Incidence by County, Males, 2014-2018

CountyAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000 MalesLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- ator
Record Count: 22
Atlantic121.8114.5129.61,072
Bergen131.1126.9135.53,785
Burlington154.2147.6161.12,153
Camden147.9141.6154.52,141
Cape May153.4141.3166.6622
Cumberland133.4122.4145.1565
Essex157.5151.8163.33,118
Gloucester142.3134.2150.81,233
Hudson111.4105.8117.11,613
Hunterdon118.1107.8129.3527
Mercer152.8145.1160.81,568
Middlesex126.5121.8131.32,899
Monmouth141.5136.2147.02,854
Morris130.1124.3136.02,033
Ocean118.6113.9123.42,518
Passaic138.0131.6144.61,863
Salem131.9116.4149.0277
Somerset126.1118.9133.61,218
Sussex117.6107.7128.2584
Union138.6132.5145.02,061
Warren115.1104.1127.1420
New Jersey134.5133.0135.935,130

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, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, [https://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/]
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, [https://www.seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html]

References and Community Resources

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 10/04/2021, Published on 12/03/2021
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