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State of Alaska

Health Indicator Report of Cancer - Bladder Cancer Mortality

It is estimated that in the United States in 2018, 17,240 individuals will die from bladder cancer. Men are more likely to die from bladder cancer than are women, with the highest rate of death among Whites. The percentage of bladder cancer deaths is highest among people age 75-84, with a median age at death of 79 years.^1^ Mortality rates tell us about the rate at which people die of cancer. This rate is a function of the number of new cases each year and how long people live with the disease. When examined along with the rate of new incidence cases, cancer mortality rates can show if progress is being made in increasing cancer survival over time.[[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 1. [http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/urinb.html Cancer of the Urinary Bladder - SEER Stat Fact Sheets] }}

Notes

Click on the icon to the lower right of the graph to display confidence intervals. [[br]] Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. [[br]] Numerator is the number of cases. [[br]] Rates based on fewer than 20 occurrences are statistically unreliable and should be used with caution.

Data Sources

  • [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Pages/data/default.aspx Alaska Vital Statistics], Health Analytics and Vital Records Section (HAVRS), Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Chronic/Pages/Cancer/registry.aspx Alaska Cancer Registry], Health Analytics and Vital Records Section (HAVRS), Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • National Center for Health Statistics

Data Interpretation Issues

Bladder cancer includes in situ cases with malignancy. Mortality rates may vary from source to source. This may be due to using provisional data or using different population databases. The cancer mortality rates provided by the [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/chronic/pages/cancer/registry.aspx Alaska Cancer Registry] use population estimates provided by the [http://seer.cancer.gov/ Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)] of the [http://www.cancer.gov/ National Cancer Institute]. In contrast, [http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Pages/data/default.aspx Alaska Alaska Vital Statistics] uses [http://live.laborstats.alaska.gov/pop/index.cfm population estimates] provided by the State Demographer in the [http://laborstats.alaska.gov/ Research and Analysis Section] of the [http://labor.alaska.gov/ Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development].

Definition

Rate of mortality from bladder cancer per 100,000 population.

Numerator

Number of deaths due to bladder cancer for a specific time period.

Denominator

Mid-year resident population for a specific time period.

How Are We Doing?

Bladder cancer was the 13th leading cause of cancer deaths in Alaska during 2012-2016. In Alaska, bladder cancer mortality rates for men are consistently higher than for women, and men are on average about 2.2 times more likely to die of the disease. In 2016, the bladder cancer mortality rate for men was 5.8 per 100,000 males, compared to the rate for women of 3.0 per 100,000 females. Around the state for 1996-2016, bladder cancer mortality ranged from a high of 7.2 per 100,000 population in Valdez-Cordova Census Area to a low of 2.7 per 100,000 population in Juneau Borough, compared to the statewide rate of 4.2. There were several boroughs/census areas for which rates were not calculated because they had less than 6 cases. By race for 1996-2016, White individuals had a higher incidence rate of bladder cancer than the other races at 4.5 per 100,000 population, compared to 3.7 for Alaska Natives, 3.3 for Blacks, and 1.5 for Asians/Pacific Islanders.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The level of Alaska's bladder cancer mortality rate is similar to that of U.S. over the last 20 years; in Alaska, bladder cancer rates have slightly decreased while the U.S. rates have remained stable for the same time period. In 2016, Alaska's bladder cancer mortality rate was 4.1 per 100,000 population compared with the U.S. rate of 4.4 in 2015.
Page Content Updated On 05/30/2016, Published on 05/30/2018
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Content updated: Wed, 30 May 2018 15:08:42 AKDT
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Content updated: Wed, 30 May 2018 15:08:42 AKDT