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Table 1 Demographics trend of prostate cancer in Korea from 2005 to 2014

From: National practice patterns and direct medical costs for prostate cancer in Korea across a 10 year period: a nationwide population-based study using a national health insurance database

Characteristic 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total (N) 3548 4313 5080 6225 6873 7262 8449 8825 8929 9092
Age (yr)
 Mean ± SD 70.3 ± 8.5 70.1 ± 8.5 70.0 ± 8.3 69.9 ± 8.3 69.9 ± 8.2 69.9 ± 8.3 70.0 ± 8.2 70.3 ± 8.3 70.1 ± 8.2 70.5 ± 8.3
 < 50 39 (1.1) 56 (1.3) 56 (1.1) 65 (1.0) 73 (1.1) 83 (1.1) 82 (1.0) 67 (0.8) 73 (0.8) 75 (0.8)
 50–64 809 (22.8) 992 (23.0) 1153 (22.7) 1446 (23.2) 1497 (21.8) 1607 (22.1) 1932 (22.9) 2017 (22.9) 2064 (23.1) 2006 (22.1)
 65–74 1585 (44.7) 1958 (45.4) 2379 (46.8) 2966 (47.6) 3333 (48.5) 3482 (47.9) 3939 (46.6) 3957 (44.8) 4072 (45.6) 4062 (44.7)
 ≥ 75 1115 (31.4) 1307 (30.3) 1492 (29.4) 1748 (28.1) 1970 (28.7) 2090 (28.8) 2496 (29.5) 2784 (31.5) 2720 (30.5) 2949 (32.4)
Residential area
 Metropolitan 2124 (59.9) 2521 (58.5) 2916 (57.4) 3613 (58.0) 4040 (58.8) 4223 (58.2) 4971 (58.8) 5193 (58.8) 5311 (59.5) 5150 (56.6)
 Urban 873 (24.6) 1074 (24.9) 1431 (28.2) 1695 (27.2) 1829 (26.6) 1954 (26.9) 2241 (26.5) 2278 (25.8) 2358 (26.4) 2515 (27.7)
 Rural 524 (14.8) 583 (13.5) 733 (14.4) 917 (14.7) 1004 (14.6) 1085 (14.9) 1234 (14.6) 1354 (15.3) 1238 (13.9) 1368 (15.0)
 Unknown 27 (0.8) 135 (3.1) 3 (0.0) 22 (0.2) 59 (0.6)
Income level, quintiles
 Below poverty line (lowest) 628 (17.7) 615 (14.3) 339 (6.7) 356 (5.7) 407 (5.9) 438 (6.0) 521 (6.2) 493 (5.6) 572 (6.4) 459 (5.0)
 I 326 (9.2) 451 (10.5) 571 (11.2) 673 (10.8) 808 (11.8) 863 (11.9) 967 (11.4) 975 (11.0) 1026 (11.5) 1103 (12.1)
 II 337 (9.5) 380 (8.8) 581 (11.4) 614 (9.9) 720 (10.5) 710 (9.8) 847 (10.0) 856 (9.7) 921 (10.3) 946 (10.4)
 III 396 (11.2) 501 (11.6) 731 (14.4) 832 (13.4) 918 (13.4) 994 (13.7) 1128 (13.4) 1215 (13.8) 1184 (13.3) 1228 (13.5)
 IV 631 (17.8) 763 (17.7) 925 (18.2) 1214 (19.5) 1240 (18.0) 1377 (19.0) 1621 (19.2) 1657 (18.8) 1724 (19.3) 1776 (19.5)
 V (highest) 1230 (34.7) 1603 (37.2) 1933 (38.1) 2536 (40.7) 2780 (40.4) 2880 (39.7) 3365 (39.8) 3629 (41.1) 3502 (39.2) 3580 (39.4)
Charlson comorbidity index
 Mean ± SD 3.9 ± 3.6 3.9 ± 3.4 3.8 ± 3.4 4.0 ± 3.5 4.2 ± 3.5 4.2 ± 3.4 4.2 ± 3.5 4.4 ± 3.5 4.4 ± 3.5 4.4 ± 3.6
 0 616 (17.4) 584 (13.5) 607 (11.9) 701 (11.3) 673 (9.8) 682 (9.4) 741 (8.8) 747 (8.5) 748 (8.4) 752 (8.3)
 1–2 1030 (29.0) 1394 (32.3) 1738 (34.2) 1984 (31.9) 2117 (30.8) 2256 (31.1) 2648 (31.3) 2551 (28.9) 2609 (29.2) 2648 (29.1)
 3–4 637 (18.0) 804 (18.6) 1073 (21.1) 1357 (21.8) 1586 (23.1) 1703 (23.5) 1966 (23.3) 1990 (22.5) 2067 (23.1) 2159 (23.7)
 ≥ 5 1265 (35.7) 1531 (35.5) 1662 (32.7) 2183 (35.1) 2497 (36.3) 2621 (36.1) 3094 (36.6) 3537 (40.1) 3505 (39.3) 3533 (38.9)
  1. SD Standard deviation