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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maliha Shakil, M.D. [2], Usama Talib, BSc, MD [3]

Overview

In men who are younger than 50 years of age, prostatitis is the most common problem related to the urinary tact. Prostatitis is the 3rd most common urinary diagnosis made in men aged more than 50 years. There are almost 2 million health care visits yearly, associated with prostatitis. $84 Million are spent every year on treatment of prostatitis. The most common form of prostatitis is chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.[1][2]

Epidemiology and Demographics

Incidence

  • There are approximately 2 million health care visits related to prostatitis.[1]

Prevalence

  • 15% of the men experience prostatitis at some point in their life[3]
  • According to another estimate the life long prevalence of chronic prostatitis is 1.8% to 8.2%[4]
  • The prevalence of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is 2% to 10%[5]

Gender

  • Prostatitis only occurs in men.

Age

  • In men who are younger than 50 years of age, prostatitis is the most common problem related to the urinary tact.[1]
  • Prostatitis is the 3rd most common urinary diagnosis made in men aged more than 50 years.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Prostatitis: Inflammation of the Prostate. NIDDK 2016. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/prostatitis-disorders-of-the-prostate/Pages/facts.aspx#sec3. Accessed on February 27, 2016
  2. Anna M. S. Duloy, Elizabeth A. Calhoun & J. Quentin Clemens (2007). "Economic impact of chronic prostatitis". Current urology reports. 8 (4): 336–339. PMID 18519019. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. John N. Krieger, Donald E. Riley, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Men Long Liong & Kah Hay Yuen (2003). "Epidemiology of prostatitis: new evidence for a world-wide problem". World journal of urology. 21 (2): 70–74. doi:10.1007/s00345-003-0329-0. PMID 12712363. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. James D. Holt, W. Allan Garrett, Tyler K. McCurry & Joel M. H. Teichman (2016). "Common Questions About Chronic Prostatitis". American family physician. 93 (4): 290–296. PMID 26926816. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  5. John N. Krieger, Susan O. Ross & Donald E. Riley (2002). "Chronic prostatitis: epidemiology and role of infection". Urology. 60 (6 Suppl): 8–12. PMID 12521579. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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