By Age Group
Cancer deaths data are derived from the Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) operated by Cancer Care Ontario. The OCR contains information on Ontario residents who have died of all types of malignant cancers. Cancer sites were coded using the Third Edition of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO-3).
In 2012, 63 Simcoe Muskoka males died from prostate cancer with an age-standardized mortality rate for males of all ages of 17.2 (13.5, 22.7) per 100,000 population. This was not significantly different from the Ontario male prostate cancer mortality rate of 17.4 (16.5, 18.4) per 100,000.
Figure one below shows the trend in prostate cancer mortality in both Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario over the twenty-seven year period from 1986 to 2012, grouped into four distinct time-periods. The prostate cancer mortality rates did not change significantly from 1986 to 1998 in either Simcoe Muskoka or Ontario as a whole; however, between 1999 and 2012 the prostate cancer mortality rates have declined significantly both locally and for the province overall. The Simcoe Muskoka prostate cancer mortality rates were significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates from 1999 to 2012.
By Age Group
Prostate cancer mortality is highest by far among older seniors 75 years of age and older. The age-specific prostate cancer mortality rate between 2007 and 2012 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka was significantly higher than the comparable provincial rates for older male seniors 75 years of age and older (see figure two).