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Prevalence and Incidence of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Prevalance of Benign prostatic hyperplasia:

Most men over age 60 have some BPH, but not all have problems with blockage. (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Benign prostatic hyperplasia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Benign prostatic hyperplasia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Benign prostatic hyperplasia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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