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Prostate Cancer

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.
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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.
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In the years between 1979 and 2015, there was a general increasing trend in age-standardized death rate due to prostate cancer.
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In 2015, the age-specific death rate due to prostate cancer increased markedly after age 65.
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Note(s):
Classification of diseases and causes of death is based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 10th Revision from 2001 onwards. Figures from 2001 onwards may not be comparable with figures for previous years which were compiled based on the ICD 9th Revision. Hence, caution should be exercised when interpreting the trend of diseases across 2000 and 2001.

Prostate cancer corresponds to codes 185 in ICD-9 and C61 in ICD-10.