Worldwide patterns of prevalence and mortality from benign prostatig hyperplasia
Pavel Napalkov; Patrick Maisonneuve; Peter Boyle
Urology 46(3-Supp-S1): 41-46
ISSN/ISBN: 0090-4295 DOI: 10.1016/s0090-4295(99)80249-0
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can be found in 88% of autopsies in men > or = 80 years, with compatible symptomatology reported in nearly 50% of men aged > or = 50 years in the general population. Despite such a common occurrence, little is known with any certainty about the epidemiology of BPH (for which "prostatism" is a commonly, and wrongly, used synonym). Knowledge of risk factors is sparse: analytic epidemiologic studies of BPH are difficult to conduct.