In 2015, 4,987 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to the malignant neoplasm of prostate, commonly known as prostate cancer, which accounted for 2.4% of hospitalization due to all types of cancers.
In 2015, 404 persons died from prostate cancer, accounting for 2.8% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rate for male was 12.0 per 100,000 male population.
In the years between 1979 and 2015, there was a general increasing trend in age-standardized death rate due to prostate cancer.
In 2015, the age-specific death rate due to prostate cancer increased markedly after age 65.