QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Prostate Cancer,† by Race/ Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2017
Weekly / June 14, 2019 / 68(23);531
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* Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Prostate cancer deaths were those with the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) underlying cause of death code C61.
In 2017, the age-adjusted prostate cancer death rate among all males was 18.7 per 100,000, down from 31.3 in 1999. During 1999–2017, non-Hispanic black males had the highest prostate cancer death rate. In 2017, the rate for non-Hispanic black males was 36.8, compared with 17.8 for non-Hispanic white males and 15.4 for Hispanic males.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality, 1999–2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
Reported by: LaJeana D. Hawkins, MPH, LDHawkins@cdc.gov, 301-458-4611; Sibeso N. Joyner, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Prostate Cancer, by Race/ Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:531. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6823a4external icon.
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