Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Prostate Cancer Mortality

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 2018, 78 Simcoe Muskoka males died from prostate cancer for an age-standardized mortality rateof 25.1 (19.8, 31.4) deaths per 100,000 population. This was not significantly different from the Ontario male prostate cancer mortality rate of 24.2 (23.0, 25.4) deaths per 100,000.

The chart below shows the trend in prostate cancer mortality in Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario from 1986 to 2018, grouped into four distinct periods of time. The prostate cancer mortality rates, both in Simcoe Muskoka and across Ontario, decreased significantly over this time. The local prostate cancer mortality rates were significantly higher than the comparable Ontario rates for all periods.


By Age Group

Prostate cancer mortality is highest by far among seniors 75 years of age and older. The age-specific prostate cancer mortality rate between 2010 and 2018 (combined) in Simcoe Muskoka for adult males 75 years of age and older was 341.6 (311.7, 373.3) deaths per 100,000. This was seven time higher than the rate among those 65 to 74 years of age and more than 40 times higher than the rate among adults 45 to 64 years of age. The age-specific rates among Simcoe Muskoka males were not significantly different from the comparable provincial averages over this nine-year period.


Page last updated June 8, 2022