What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of deaths from prostate cancer per 100,000 males and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population (Note: the cancer was not necessarily diagnosed in the same year).

Why is this indicator important?

Excluding all types of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States and Indiana. Approximately 1 in 6 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 36 will die from it during their lifetime (American Cancer Society).

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Cancer

Community Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry

Reference Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry