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Complete Indicator Profile of Prostate Cancer Deaths

Definition

Prostate cancer deaths include all resident deaths where prostate cancer was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of prostate cancer deaths (ICD-10: C61)

Denominator

Total male resident population

Data Interpretation Issues

The population estimates are U.S. Census Bureau estimates of U.S. national, state and county resident populations. The 2007 - 2009 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2000 census counts. The year 2010 population estimates are April 1 modified census counts, with bridged-race categories. The 2011 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2010 census counts.

Why Is This Important?

Cancerof the prostate is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.



Graphical Data Views

Prostate Cancer Deaths by County, 2007-2011

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County Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Alamance 20.5 15.6 25.3 68
Alexander ** 17
Alleghany ** 15
Anson ** 11
Ashe ** 14
Avery ** 7
Beaufort 37.2 26.7 47.7 48
Bertie 42.2 24.6 59.9 22
Bladen ** 15
Brunswick 19.1 14.3 23.8 62
Buncombe 24.6 20.6 28.6 144
Burke 17.2 11.7 22.8 37
Cabarrus 24.3 18.6 30.1 69
Caldwell 23.6 16.5 30.7 42
Camden ** 4
Carteret 18.5 12.4 24.5 36
Caswell ** 19
Catawba 20.7 15.6 25.8 63
Chatham 28.3 20.2 36.5 47
Cherokee ** 9
Chowan ** 13
Clay ** 6
Cleveland 24.1 17.7 30.5 55
Columbus 38.7 27.1 50.3 43
Craven 19.3 13.7 24.8 46
Cumberland 33.5 28.0 39.0 142
Currituck ** 14
Dare ** 14
Davidson 23.0 17.9 28.1 77
Davie ** 15
Duplin 32.9 21.7 44.2 33
Durham 31.6 26.1 37.1 125
Edgecombe 36.8 24.2 49.3 33
Forsyth 25.4 21.6 29.1 176
Franklin 27.6 17.7 37.4 30
Gaston 22.8 18.2 27.5 93
Gates ** 8
Graham ** 3
Granville 23.3 14.0 32.6 24
Greene ** 13
Guilford 24.6 21.4 27.8 226
Halifax 42.2 30.5 53.9 50
Harnett 23.6 16.0 31.3 37
Haywood 23.3 16.2 30.3 42
Henderson 17.4 13.2 21.6 67
Hertford 45.9 27.9 63.9 25
Hoke ** 14
Hyde ** 4
Iredell 25.5 19.6 31.3 73
Jackson 21.7 12.2 31.2 20
Johnston 21.4 15.1 27.6 45
Jones ** 6
Lee 18.1 10.5 25.6 22
Lenoir 25.2 16.9 33.4 36
Lincoln 22.4 14.4 30.4 30
Macon 23.4 14.9 31.9 29
Madison ** 9
Martin ** 13
McDowell 25.4 16.0 34.9 28
Mecklenburg 25.6 22.7 28.4 307
Mitchell ** 12
Montgomery ** 7
Moore 16.1 11.8 20.5 53
Nash 19.6 13.4 25.8 39
New Hanover 27.2 22.2 32.2 113
Northampton 43.0 26.2 59.9 25
Onslow 23.6 16.6 30.7 43
Orange 22.7 16.1 29.3 46
Pamlico ** 10
Pasquotank 25.9 15.0 36.7 22
Pender 25.8 16.6 35.0 30
Perquimans ** 5
Person 26.0 14.6 37.4 20
Pitt 34.8 27.2 42.5 79
Polk ** 10
Randolph 18.0 13.2 22.9 53
Richmond 33.4 22.2 44.7 34
Robeson 41.9 33.0 50.8 85
Rockingham 23.2 16.9 29.5 52
Rowan 21.6 16.5 26.6 70
Rutherford 26.7 18.9 34.5 45
Sampson 33.4 23.2 43.6 41
Scotland ** 17
Stanly 15.9 9.3 22.6 22
Stokes ** 12
Surry 26.3 18.8 33.7 48
Swain ** 7
Transylvania 20.7 12.8 28.7 26
Tyrrell ** 5
Union 22.7 16.8 28.6 57
Vance 31.6 19.5 43.7 26
Wake 24.0 21.1 26.9 262
Warren ** 17
Washington ** 11
Watauga ** 13
Wayne 27.4 20.4 34.3 59
Wilkes 22.0 14.9 29.0 37
Wilson 27.9 19.5 36.2 43
Yadkin 28.9 17.6 40.2 25
Yancey ** 9
North Carolina 24.3 23.6 25.1 4,385

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard. 

Data Sources

Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics  NCHS Bridged Population Estimates 

Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 05/02/2013
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