Index: Health / Subcategory: Physical Health

Men's Health

Date Updated: 10/02/2012

What this chart shows: Percentage of Deaths in Males by Leading Causes of Death - United States, 2009

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [pdf]

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What this chart shows: Mortality Rate (per 100,000) for the Leading Causes of Death in Males in Colorado & Larimer County, 2011

*Crude Death Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What the above data tell us:

National data from 2009 show the top three causes of death in males were heart disease (307,225 deaths), cancer (296,763), and accidents (75,022). These were also the top three causes of death in 2010 for males in Larimer County and Colorado. Male mortality rates for the leading causes of death in Larimer County exceeded rates for Colorado for three of the ten leading causes of death shown above (stroke, suicide, and other respiratory diseases). For more information on gender and mortality visit the Mortality page on COMPASS.

Suicide in Colorado in 2011 was most common in white males between the ages of 45 and 54 (152), followed by white males between the ages of 35 and 44 (124). For more information, visit the Suicide page on COMPASS.

What this chart shows: Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000) in Colorado and Larimer County, 2000-2009

* Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What this chart shows: Prostate Cancer Mortality Rate (per 100,000) in Colorado and Larimer County, 2002-2011

* Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

See data table

What the above data tell us:

The incidence of prostate cancer cases in Larimer County increased more than 37% from 2000 to 2008 before dropping over 35% between 2008 and 2009.

From 2002 to 2011, the number of men in Larimer County who died from prostate cancer ranged from a low of 15 (2005) to a high of 35 (2011). Care should be taken in analyzing this data for trends due to the small sample size. In 8 of the last 10 years, Larimer County met the Healthy People objective. See Additional Information for an explanation of the Healthy People initiative.

Nationally, both incidence and mortality rates for prostate cancer have declined. The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2012 approximately 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 28,170 men will die of the disease.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in males and is the third leading cause of cancer-related death (next to lung and colorectal cancers among males) in Larimer County. (See Cancer Incidence & Mortality for more information.)

Additional Information:

Healthy People 2010 was a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative establishing national objectives to improve the health of all Americans, to eliminate disparities, and to increase the years and quality of life.

New guidelines and objectives have been established for the next ten years, through 2020.

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Industry Standards or Targets:

Healthy People 2010

Healthy People 2020

Data Tables:

Ten Leading Causes of Death in Males - United States, 2009

Cause of Death

Number

% of All Deaths

Heart Disease

307,225 25.2%

Cancer

296,763 24.4%

Accidents

65,119 6.2%

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

52,073 4.3%

Stroke

35,054 2.9%

Diabetes

35,054 2.9%

Suicide

29,089 2.4%

Influenza and pneumonia

25,128 2.1%

Kidney Disease

23,930 2.0%

Alzheimer's Disease

23,900 2.0%

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Mortality Rate (per 100,000) for the Leading Causes of Death in Males -
Colorado and Larimer County, 2011 (Crude Death Rates)

Cause of Death

Larimer County

Colorado

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Cancer

210 138.6 3,650 142.3

Heart Disease

170 112.2 3,270 127.5

Accidents

76 50.2 1,373 53.5

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease

49 32.3 1,060 41.3

Suicide

49 27.7 703 27.4

Stroke

41 27.1 666 26.4

Alzheimer's Disease

24 15.8 457 17.8

Diabetes

21 139 211 8.2

Chronic Liver Disease

18 11.9 420 16.4

Influenza & Pneumonia

17 11.2 424 16.5

Kidney Disease

17 11.2 301 11.7

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Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000) -
Colorado and Larimer County, (Age-Adjusted Rates)

 

Year

Colorado

Larimer County

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2000

2,719 170.1 140 152.9

2001

2,835 172.8 128 137.2

2002

2,868 168.2 165 165.6

2003

2,853 160.7 185 186.6

2004

2,902 157.9 181 169.5

2005

3,041 159.9 203 182.6

2006

3,253 164.2 229 204.0

2007

3,440 166.6 224 188.7

2008

3,269 152.7 259 209.9

2009

3,207 139.0 188 135.5

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Prostate Cancer Mortality Rate (per 100,000) -
Colorado and Larimer County, (Age-Adjusted Rates)

Year

Colorado

Larimer County

Healthy People 2010/2020 Objective

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

Rate

2002

374 29.2 22 29.5

28.8

2003

352 26.1 23

28.4

28.8

2004

355 25.8 16 19.8

28.8

2005

377 26.7 15 16.2

28.8

2006

355 23.7 16 15.7

28.8

2007

371 24.8 22 23.4

28.8

2008

387 24.6 22 22.4

28.8

2009

386 23.1 29 26.5

28.8

2010

396 21.9 19 17.1

28.8

2011

415 22.3 33 26.8

21.2

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