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Enlarged Prostate Statistics

About 9 percent of men 30 years of age and older (6.3 million men) self-reported having been told by a physician they had an enlarged prostate.
 
It is estimated that an enlarged prostate 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 old or older with a discharge diagnosis of enlarged prostate includes:
 
  • 402,000 discharges (2001)
  • 398,000 discharges (2000).
     
The estimated number of doctor visits by men age 20 or older with enlarged prostate as a listed diagnosis includes:
 
  • 6.4 million visits (2000)
  • 6.0 million visits (1999).
     
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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