Incidence

Overall Trend
  • In 2014, there were 67 new cases of prostate cancer among Chatham-Kent male residents.
  • The incidence rate was 109.6 (83.2, 136.0) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 113.1 (110.5, 115.7) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have been declining.
Age-standardized incidence rate for prostate cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for prostate cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
By Age Group
  • For Ontario, the 65 to 79 age group experienced the highest incidence rate. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however not all differences between age groups were significant.  
Incidence rate for prostate cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Incidence rate for prostate cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 10 deaths due to prostate cancer among Chatham-Kent male residents.
  • The mortality rate was 17.5 (6.6, 28.4) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 23.8 (22.6, 25.1) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates provincially and locally have been declining, with rates in Chatham-Kent generally higher than rates for the province overall.
Age-standardized mortality rate for prostate cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for prostate cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • Ontarians 80 years and older experienced significantly higher incidence rates compared to other age groups. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent however the differences between age groups were not significant.