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A map that shows the population estimates of prostate cancer incidence by age standardised rate (all ages) in Bolton by ward.

The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales is an independent publication produced by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), an academic unit funded by the Medical Research Council and Public Health England. The aims of the atlas are:

  • To provide baseline information for policy makers and the public on geographic patterns of environmental agents and disease.
  • To help in development of hypotheses to understand and explain variability in disease risk that may relate to the environment, lifestyle factors and/or location.
  • Following on from this, to help in development of research to investigate potential causal relationships between environment and health factors – where either evidence or lack of evidence for an effect provides important information to inform public health and policy.

The atlas provides maps of the geographical variations for a range of health conditions and environmental agents at a small-area scale (census wards). The maps have been developed as a resource for those working in public health and public health policy and for the general public to better understand the geographic distribution of environmental factors and disease.

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This is the Incidence of prostate cancer JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Disease and Ill Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Incidence of prostate cancer is lower in Bolton than it is in the North West and in England as a whole;
  • A general incraese in the incidence over time at local, regional, and national level is evident;
  • Bolton has an incidence rate just below average for its statistical peer group;
  • Incidence is more common for those of White ethnicity;
  • The one year relative survival rate in Bolton is lower than the national average;
  • The most deprived group have a lower incidence rate but also a slightly lower survival rate from prostate cancer.

Presentation of incidence, mortality, and one and five year survival rates trends for prostate cancer by PCT in the North West of England between the periods 1995‐1997 to 2006‐2008.

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