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Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men[ ^1^] and, in New Jersey, is the third leading cause of death due to cancer among men.


This is Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective CA-7.

Data Sources

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Compressed Mortality File. CDC WONDER On-line Database accessed at
  • Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
  • Population Estimates, State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


Deaths with malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the prostate as the underlying cause of death ICD-10 code: C61


Number of deaths among males due to cancer of the prostate


Total number of males in the population

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the prostate cancer death rate

U.S. Target: 21.8 deaths per 100,000 males (age-adjusted)
State Target: 21.2 deaths per 100,000 males (age-adjusted)

Other Objectives

'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective CA-7''': Reduce the age-adjusted mortality rate due to prostate cancer per 100,000 standard male population to 21.2 for the total population, 19.6 among Whites, 48.1 among Blacks, and 17.6 among Hispanics.

How Are We Doing?

The death rate due to prostate cancer among all New Jersey males is trending downward and each Healthy New Jersey 2020 target has been met. The rate among Blacks has nearly halved since 2000 but remains more than double the rates among Whites and Hispanics.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The age-adjusted death rate due to prostate cancer among New Jersey males is statistically significantly below that of the nation as a whole.

Available Services

The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program provides comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for prostate cancer. []
Page Content Updated On 07/14/2017, Published on 08/03/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 23 May 2018 05:01:08 EDT