Statistics on BPH

About 9 percent of men 30 years of age and older (6.3 million men) report having been told by a physician they had BPH.
It is estimated that BPH occurs in different age groups at the following rates:
  • Ages 30-54: 2.2 percent
  • Ages 55-74: 19.6 percent
  • Ages 75 and up: 36.3 percent.
The estimated number of hospital discharges among men who are 20 years or older with a discharge diagnosis of BPH includes:
  • 402,000 discharges (2001)
  • 398,000 discharges (2000).
The estimated number of doctor visits by men age 20 or older with BPH as a listed diagnosis includes:
  • 6.4 million visits (2000)
  • 6.0 million visits (1999).
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