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Home Health Facts Major Disease Burden Major Causes of Death Cancers Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

In 2016, 5,045 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 2016, 410 persons died from prostate cancer, accounting for 2.9% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rate for male was 12.1 per 100,000 male population.



In the years between 1979 and 2016, there was a general increasing trend in age-standardized death rate due to prostate cancer.



In 2016, the age-specific death rate due to prostate cancer increased markedly after age 65.