Community-based research on the benign prostatic hyperplasia prevalence rate in korean rural area

Title
Community-based research on the benign prostatic hyperplasia prevalence rate in korean rural area
Author
문홍상
Keywords
Prevalence; Prostatic hyperplasia
Issue Date
2015-01
Publisher
Korean Urological Association
Citation
Korean Journal of Urology, v. 56, NO 1, Page. 68-75
Abstract
Purpose: We investigated the prevalence rate of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) among Korean males in a rural area through a cross-sectional, community-based epidemiologic survey and analyzed the correlation with epidemiologic factors. Materials and Methods: A total of 779 males who lived in Yangpyeong County participated in a prostate examination campaign. Targeting these men, we collected the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), medical history, demographic information, serum prostate-specific antigen, and prostate volume as measured by transrectal ultrasonography. The data for 599 participants were analyzed, excluding 180 men who had a possibility of prostate cancer. BPH was defined as an IPSS of 8 points or higher and a prostate volume of 25 mL or more. Results: The prevalence rate of BPH was 20.0%. The prevalence rate increased with age. There were 2 subjects (4.4%) in the age group of 40–49 years, 18 subjects (10.9%) in the age group of 50–59 years, 44 subjects (22%) in the age group of 60–69 years, and 56 subjects (26.6%) in the age group of over 70 years; this increase with age was statistically significant (p<0.001). In the BPH group, the average IPSS was 14.67±5.95, the average prostate volume was 37.04±11.71 g, and the average prostate-specific antigen value was 1.56±0.88 ng/mL. In the analysis of correlations between the epidemiologic factors and the risk of BPH, smoking was the only statistically significant factor. Conclusions: The total prevalence rate of BPH in this study was 20.0%, which was a little lower than the rate reported in other cities or rural areas.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/21227https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4111/kju.2015.56.1.68
ISSN
2005-6737; 2005-6745
DOI
10.4111/kju.2015.56.1.68
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