Epidemiology and demographics of prostatitis

Anthony J. Schaeffer*

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This paper reviews the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) classification system for prostatitis and summarizes North American data on the incidence and prevalence of NIH category III chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, focusing upon a baseline demographic analysis of the US Chronic Prostatitis Cohort Study, a longitudinal study of 488 patients diagnosed with category III prostatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Urology, Supplement
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Classification
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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