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Table 2.

Prostate cancer death and incidence rates in men ages ≥40 years by degree of urbanization, 1995-2000

Degree of urbanization/population sizeDeath rateWhite incidence rate*
Death rateBlack incidence rate*
OverallLocal and regionalDistantUnstagedOverallLocal and regionalDistantUnstaged
Metro counties 71.7 368.9 303.4 17.1 48.5 166.8 586.7 455.0 51.3 80.4 
Central county metro area ≥1 million population 71.2 379.9 312.6 17.0 50.4 164.1 602.9 469.2 50.8 82.9 
Fringe county Metro Area GE 1 million pop 74.4 341.9 283.8 17.6 40.5 145.4 498.1 397.7 46.1 54.3 
County metro area 250,000-1 million population 72.1 358.1 294.8 16.8 46.5 169.9 557.0 427.0 50.4 79.6 
County metro area <250,000 population 72.2 360.1 293.8 18.0 48.3 185.9 541.5 416.6 60.8 64.0 
Nonmetro counties 74.9 342.1 273.2 19.3 49.6 186.2 520.6 371.9 56.2 92.5 
Urban population ≥20,000, adjacent metro area 73.2 344.1 282.5 18.0 43.6 180.6 544.0 416.6 61.0 66.4 
Urban population ≥20,000, not adjacent metro area 73.8 372.2 306.3 19.8 46.1 146.7 552.7 425.1 53.0 74.6 
Urban population 2,500-19,999, adjacent metro area 75.3 331.4 267.3 18.4 45.7 196.7 512.1 356.6 55.2 100.4 
Urban population 2,500-19,999, not adjacent metro area 75.7 347.1 269.5 20.2 57.5 177.5 512.6 358.5 57.0 97.1 
Rural or <2,500 urban population, adjacent metro area 78.6 313.8 239.0 20.1 54.7 186.5 471.3 332.7 41.2 97.5 
Rural or <2,500 urban population, not adjacent metro area 75.5 330.8 257.5 20.9 52.4 195.8 530.8 323.2 66.0 141.5 
Rate ratio (nonmetro to metro counties) 1.04 0.93 0.90 1.13 1.02 1.12 0.89 0.82 1.09 1.15 
Degree of urbanization/population sizeDeath rateWhite incidence rate*
Death rateBlack incidence rate*
OverallLocal and regionalDistantUnstagedOverallLocal and regionalDistantUnstaged
Metro counties 71.7 368.9 303.4 17.1 48.5 166.8 586.7 455.0 51.3 80.4 
Central county metro area ≥1 million population 71.2 379.9 312.6 17.0 50.4 164.1 602.9 469.2 50.8 82.9 
Fringe county Metro Area GE 1 million pop 74.4 341.9 283.8 17.6 40.5 145.4 498.1 397.7 46.1 54.3 
County metro area 250,000-1 million population 72.1 358.1 294.8 16.8 46.5 169.9 557.0 427.0 50.4 79.6 
County metro area <250,000 population 72.2 360.1 293.8 18.0 48.3 185.9 541.5 416.6 60.8 64.0 
Nonmetro counties 74.9 342.1 273.2 19.3 49.6 186.2 520.6 371.9 56.2 92.5 
Urban population ≥20,000, adjacent metro area 73.2 344.1 282.5 18.0 43.6 180.6 544.0 416.6 61.0 66.4 
Urban population ≥20,000, not adjacent metro area 73.8 372.2 306.3 19.8 46.1 146.7 552.7 425.1 53.0 74.6 
Urban population 2,500-19,999, adjacent metro area 75.3 331.4 267.3 18.4 45.7 196.7 512.1 356.6 55.2 100.4 
Urban population 2,500-19,999, not adjacent metro area 75.7 347.1 269.5 20.2 57.5 177.5 512.6 358.5 57.0 97.1 
Rural or <2,500 urban population, adjacent metro area 78.6 313.8 239.0 20.1 54.7 186.5 471.3 332.7 41.2 97.5 
Rural or <2,500 urban population, not adjacent metro area 75.5 330.8 257.5 20.9 52.4 195.8 530.8 323.2 66.0 141.5 
Rate ratio (nonmetro to metro counties) 1.04 0.93 0.90 1.13 1.02 1.12 0.89 0.82 1.09 1.15 

NOTE: Rates are per 100,000 and are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population standard.

*

Cases were staged according to SEER Summary Stage 1977 (8, 9).

Rate ratios were statistically significant (P < 0.05).

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