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Prevalence and Incidence of Enlarged prostate

Prevalance of Enlarged prostate:

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)

Prevelance of Enlarged prostate discussion:

More than half of the men in the United States between the ages of 60 and 70 and as many as 90 percent between the ages of 70 and 90 have symptoms of BPH. For some men, the symptoms may be severe enough to require treatment. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer: NCI)

Prevelance statistics for Enlarged prostate:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Enlarged prostate:

  • 9.0% of men over 30 1999-2000 (Weighted Analysis of 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Survey, 2003)
  • 6.3 million men over 30 1999-2000 (Weighted Analysis of 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Survey, 2003)
  • 9.0% of men over 30 self-reported having a diagnosed benign enlarged prostate in the US 1999-2000 (Weighted Analysis of 1999-2000 NHANES, 2003, NIDDK)
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Enlarged prostate usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Enlarged prostate at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Enlarged prostate refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Enlarged prostate 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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