Reduce the prostate cancer death rate ā€” C‑08 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 18.8 prostate cancer deaths per 100,000 males occurred in 2018

Target: 16.9 per 100,000

Number of male deaths due to prostate cancer (ICD-10 code: C61).
Number of males.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective but it was not possible to project a target because based on the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the trend from 2013 to 2017 has flattened out after years of continued decrease (from 1993 to 2013). A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because the Healthy People 2030 Workgroup Subject Matter Experts expected the overall rate to be difficult to change, but the health disparities burden on African American men underscores the urgency for persistent efforts to make progress. Also, related initiatives have recently been launched, e.g., Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress (RESPOND), that provided impetus for setting an ambitious yet achievable target for 2030.


Methodology notes

Male deaths due to prostate cancer (ICD-10 code C61). FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, population's estimates as of July 1 are used. Postcensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for years after a census year and match the data year vintage (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for 2011 rates). Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.