Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate (National Cancer Institute)

Shows the age-adjusted incidence rate for prostate cancer in cases per 100,000 population. Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+).

  • Barnstable.ma
  • Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate (National Cancer Institute)
116.3
MA VALUE
(106.4)
US VALUE
(109)
TREND
RANGE: 72.8<120.6

Understanding the color Range

Each Health Indicator includes five-color range indexes. The color range index compares all counties in the state that have the same indicator in the same timeframe. It then calculates where the selected county falls in that range and displays the color that best reflects how the county is doing in comparison to the other counties in the filtered group. The range displays the highest and lowest county values within the state that have the same indicator for the same measurement period.

Current county values will be compared to State and National values if they are available.

Green and red arrows indicate that the county value is better or worse than the state or national value. The arrows will change directions and colors based on which end of the range is positive.
This icon simply means that the county value is equal to the state or national value.
Some indicators display blue, which means the data is not meant for health-status comparison, but is intended simply to provide information.
If history data is available the trend icon will point up or down based on its relationship to the last county value.
History
Dimensions 2011-2015
Dimension Low Value High Number of Counties Compared
Interventions
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Source
National Program of Cancer Registries
State-based cancer registries are data systems that collect, manage, and analyze data about cancer cases and cancer deaths. In each state, medical facilities report these data to a central cancer registry. The National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) provides financial and technical support to these state cancer registries and collects data on the occurrence of cancer; the type, extent, and location of the cancer, and the type of initial treatment. Central cancer registries in 45 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Pacific Island Jurisdictions participate in NPCR, covering 96 %of the U.S. population. Together, NPCR and the NIH Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) collect data for the entire U.S. population.

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr

Methodology

Medical facilities such as hospitals, doctor's offices, and pathology laboratories send information about cancer cases to their cancer registry. Most information comes from hospitals where highly trained employees called cancer registrars transfer the information from the patient's medical record to the registry's computer software using standardized codes. The data are then sent to the central (state) cancer registry. States and territories participating in NPCR submit incidence data. NPCR and SEER together compile national cancer statistics from data submitted to these central registries.