Recent trends in mortality from benign prostatic hyperplasia

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serval:BIB_4DDAFBB9F89C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Recent trends in mortality from benign prostatic hyperplasia
Journal
The Prostate
Author(s)
Levi  Fabio, Lucchini  Franca, Negri  Eva, Boyle  Peter, La Vecchia  Carlo
ISSN
0270-4137
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2003
Volume
56
Number
3
Pages
207-211
Notes
Réf. IUMSP: R 03/35
SAPHIRID:44911
Abstract
BACKGROUND: We have considered trends in mortality from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) over the last decades in Europe and, for comparative purposes, the USA and Japan. METHODS: Cancer death certification data for benign prostatic hyperplasia were derived from the World Health Organisation database. RESULTS: Between the early 1950s and the late 1990s, overall mortality from BPH in the European Union (EU) fell from 5.9 to 3.5 per million, and the decline since the late 1950s was over 96%. Comparable falls were observed in the USA and Japan, and BPH mortality rates in the late 1990s were lower than in the EU (1.8/10(6) in the USA, 1.4 in Japan). BPH mortality trends were downwards also in the Eastern Europe, although rates in the late 1990s were about fourfold higher than in the EU. CONCLUSION: BPH rates have been steadily declining in developed countries. The excess BPH mortality in Eastern Europe indicates the scope for further reduction too.
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