Indicator Report - Prostate Cancer Deaths
Why Is This Important?Cancerof the prostate is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.
Prostate Cancer Deaths by County, 2007-2011
Data NotesDeaths 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 SourcesDeath Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics NCHS Bridged Population Estimates
DefinitionProstate cancer deaths include all resident deaths where prostate cancer was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 03/06/2013, Published on 05/02/2013