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Important Facts for Deaths due to Prostate Cancer

Definition

Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the prostate as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 code: C61

Numerator

Number of deaths among males due to cancer of the prostate

Denominator

Total number of males in the population

Why Is This Important?

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the U.S.[http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/ ^1^] and, in New Jersey, is the second leading cause of death due to cancer among men.

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the prostate cancer death rate

U.S. Target: 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males (age-adjusted)
State Target: 15.4 deaths per 100,000 males (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

'''Revised Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-7''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to prostate cancer per 100,000 standard male population to 15.4 for the total population, 13.9 among Whites, 38.6 among Blacks, and 10.9 among Hispanics. '''Original Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-7''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to prostate cancer per 100,000 standard male population to 21.2 for the total population, 19.6 among Whites, 48.1 among Blacks, and 17.6 among Hispanics.

How Are We Doing?

The death rate due to prostate cancer among all New Jersey males is trending downward and all original Healthy New Jersey 2020 targets have been met. The rate among Blacks has halved since 2000 but remains 2.5 to three the rates among Whites and Hispanics.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate due to prostate cancer among New Jersey males is below that of the nation as a whole.
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