Standardised death rate (per 100,000 inhabitants), malignant neoplasm of prostate (ICD-10 code C61), men


The indicator on disease-specific mortality gives the number of deaths caused by specific diseases or disease groups for 26 categories within the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). The indicator presents the age-standardized rate (SDR), i.e. the number of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. The SDR is a weighted average of age-specific mortality rates. The indicator on all childhood cancers (ICD-10 codes C00-C97) is exceptionally presented with crude death rates as it relates to the specific age group of less than 15 years.
Since 1994, Eurostat has been collecting data on causes of death statistics under a gentlemen s agreement for a shortlist of 65 diseases based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). From 2011 onwards, the data collection has been conducted under the Commission Regulation (EU) No 328/2011 on causes of death. The data collection on causes of death covers all European Union Members States and other European countries. Data is available classified by gender, age groups and region. It is also broken down by different units: absolute numbers, standardized death rates (SDR) and crude death rates (CDR).
Following the revision of the European standard population in 2012, the standardised death rates were recalculated. The updated standardised death rates take into account the latest population census results and are calculated based on the newly defined standard population. The standardised death rate indicates the number of deaths in relation to the total population, having excluded the differences in the age distribution when comparing different populations. As most causes of death vary significantly with people s age and sex, the use of a standard population to calculate the death rates improves comparability over time and between countries. The standardised death rate is a weighted average of age-specific mortality rates. The weighting factor is the age distribution of a (European) standard reference population as revised in 2012. The revised European Standard Population (ESP) is the unweighted average of the individual populations of EU-27 plus EFTA countries in each 5-year age bracket (with the exception of under 5 and the highest age-group of 95+). The ESP is calculated on the basis of 2010-based population projections, averaged over the period 2011-2030. Furthermore, the causes of death are now grouped according to a more detailed shortlist (2012) which includes 86 causes instead that the 65 ones included in the previous version of the shortlist.
Data on causes of death provide information on mortality patterns and form a major element of public health information necessary for the planning of prevention and health care measures and for the evaluation of policies (Source: Heida Data Tool).

Years Covered: 
1994 to 2013
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