Selected Health Indicators in North Dakota
Colorectal & Prostate Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Year 2000 Goal:
Reduce colorectal cancer deaths to no more than 18.7 per 100,000 people.

U.S. Deaths 1990-1992:
18.3 per 100,000 people

North Dakota Deaths 1990-1994:
18.5 per 100,000 people

Years of potential life lost:
On average, North Dakotans who die from colorectal cancer before the age of 65 lose 9 years of potential life. This means that the average age at death is 56 years for a person dying from colorectal cancer before the age of 65.



TREND - Colorectal Cancer Death Rate
Age adjusted death rate per 100,000 North Dakotans



TREND - Male and Female Colorectal Cancer Death Rates
Age adjusted death rate per 100,000 North Dakotans

Prostate Cancer

Year 2000 Goal:
There is no Year 2000 Goal for prostate cancer.

U.S. Deaths 1990-1992:
22.3 per 100,000 men

North Dakota Deaths 1990-1994:
32.2 per 100,000 men

Years of potential life lost:
On average, North Dakotans who die from prostate cancer before the age of 65 lose 4 years of potential life. This means that the average age at death is 61 years for a man dying from prostate cancer before the age of 65.



TREND - Prostate Cancer Death Rate
Age adjusted death rate per 100,000 North Dakota men

Colorectal cancer may be preventable through dietary change. Experts have not reached consensus on prevention and early detection methods for colorectal or prostate cancer. Regular screening beginning at age 50 is recommended for both diseases.

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Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 1996, 10:57:12 AM
Allen Johnson - ND Health Dept. DP Coordinator - ajohnson@state.nd.us