Urinary Problems Statistics
This page is an attempt to compile statistics for various urinary tract disorders.
Hematuria (bloody pee) Statistics
More about Prostatitis
- Hematuria occurs in up to 10% of the general population
- Noncancerous growths such as cysts, tumors, and diverticuli through out the urinary system are common causes of blood in
urine that are found during medical exams and analyzed for cancer
- Estimates on the number of males in the United States who will experience Prostatitis during their lifetimes range up to 50 percent
- Many urologic disease experts feel that from 5 to 10 percent of males will be experiencing Prostatitis at a particular time
- One of the most common urologic diseases in the U.S
Sickle Cell Anemia Statistics
- More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia.
- About 2 million Americans (1 in 12 African Americans) have sickle cell trait, which means they carry a single gene for the disease and can pass this gene along to their children, but do not have the disease itself.
Overactive Bladder Statistics
- Approximately 17 million US women with overactive bladder syndrome
Pregnancy Hematuria Statistics
- The most common cause for bloody pee during pregnancy are urinary tract infections.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Most men over age 60 have some BPH, but not all have problems with blockage.
Kidney Stones Statistics
- Kidney stones account for 2.7 million doctor's office visits per year in the U.S
- There are 166,000 hospital stays per year in the U.S associated with Kidney Stones
- Kidney stones affect men more often than women
Kidney Disease Statistics
- 23 million Americans have evidence of chronic kidney disease
- End stage renal disease 87,000 US deaths a year
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Women are more prone to UTIs than men.
- UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body.
- UTIs account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year.
- One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime.
- Most UTIs arise from one type of bacteria, Escherichia coli (E. coli), which normally lives in the colon.
- In adult women, the rate of UTIs gradually increases with age.
- Nearly 20% of women who have a UTI will have another.
- 30% of women who have had a UTI have yet another.
- 2-4% of pregnant women develop a urinary infection.
- Men over 50 are at an increased risk due to enlarged prostate.
- There were 14 million reported cases in the U.S last year
- In the U.S there were 479,000 hospital stays due to UTI
- More common in older population
- Women are affected by urinary incontinence more often than men
Prostate Gland Enlargement Statistics
- About 11% of men don't know that they have this gland in their body.
- Only 15% of men have ever heard of the term prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate or enlarged process).
- About 50% of men will experience prostatitis during their lifetime
- One in four men will have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by the age of 50.
Adults eliminate about a quart and a half of urine each day.
The rate of urine accumulation at night is about half that formed in the daytime.
Interstitial Cystitis Statistics
More about Interstitial Cystitis
- Interstitial Cystitis generally occurs around age 30 to 40, although it has been reported in younger people
- Women are 10 times more likely to have Interstitial Cystitis than men
Prostate Cancer Statistics
- Prostate Cancer causes approximately 28,000 US deaths a year
Bladder Cancer Statistics
- Bladder cancer caused approximately 13,000 US deaths a year
- Smoking increases the risk of developing bladder cancer nearly fivefold
- People who quit smoking have a gradual decline in risk
- As many as 50% of all bladder cancers in men and 30% in women may be caused by cigarette smoke
- About one in four cases of bladder cancer is caused by exposure to cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens)
Kidney Cancer Statistics
- Kidney Cancer causes approximately 12,000 US deaths a year