Epidemiology of prostate cancer in South Korea

Hyun Ho Han, Jae Won Park, Joon Chae Na, Byung Ha Chung, Choung Soo Kim, Woo Jin Ko

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Background Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in male. In South Korea, PCa incidence has increased significantly, while its mortality rate has decreased steadily. To optimize the distribution of public medical resources, it is essential to analyze the contemporary epidemiology of PCa. Methods National population data from the National Health Insurance Statistical Yearbook and the annual report of national cancer registration and statistics in Korea were assessed. From the data, the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates of PCa were calculated. The data were presented with reference to other types of cancers occurring in various countries from different continents. Results From 2007 to 2013, PCa incidence doubled (from 5,516 per year to 10,855 per year), while its prevalence in Korean men tripled (from 18,830 to 51,411) during the same period. The mortality rate increased slightly, from 4.2 in 2000 to 5.9 in 2007 and 6.0 in 2013 (per 100,000, age adjusted). PCa incidence increased significantly faster in men aged < 70 years than in the older age group. Conclusion PCa prevalence in South Korea has increased significantly, mainly due to the rise in its incidence. As the country is facing major changes, including westernization of dietary habits and rapid population aging, its prevalence would continue to increase in near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalProstate International
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1

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Republic of Korea
Prostatic Neoplasms
Epidemiology
Incidence
Mortality
Annual Reports
Neoplasms
National Health Programs
Feeding Behavior
Korea
Population
Age Groups

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Han, H. H., Park, J. W., Na, J. C., Chung, B. H., Kim, C. S., & Ko, W. J. (2015). Epidemiology of prostate cancer in South Korea. Prostate International, 3(3), 99-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prnil.2015.06.003
Han, Hyun Ho ; Park, Jae Won ; Na, Joon Chae ; Chung, Byung Ha ; Kim, Choung Soo ; Ko, Woo Jin. / Epidemiology of prostate cancer in South Korea. In: Prostate International. 2015 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 99-102.
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Han, HH, Park, JW, Na, JC, Chung, BH, Kim, CS & Ko, WJ 2015, 'Epidemiology of prostate cancer in South Korea', Prostate International, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 99-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prnil.2015.06.003

Epidemiology of prostate cancer in South Korea. / Han, Hyun Ho; Park, Jae Won; Na, Joon Chae; Chung, Byung Ha; Kim, Choung Soo; Ko, Woo Jin.

In: Prostate International, Vol. 3, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 99-102.

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