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Lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, or dying from, prostate cancer by major ethnic group in England 2008–2010

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2015
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Title
Lifetime risk of being diagnosed with, or dying from, prostate cancer by major ethnic group in England 2008–2010
Published in
BMC Medicine, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0405-5
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Authors

Therese Lloyd, Luke Hounsome, Anita Mehay, Sarah Mee, Julia Verne, Alison Cooper

Abstract

In the UK, a man's lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is 1 in 8. We calculated both the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer by major ethnic group. Public Health England provided prostate cancer incidence and mortality data for England (2008-2010) by major ethnic group. Ethnicity and mortality data were incomplete, requiring various assumptions and adjustments before lifetime risk was calculated using DevCan (percent, range). The lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is approximately 1 in 8 (13.3 %, 13.2-15.0 %) for White men, 1 in 4 (29.3 %, 23.5-37.2 %) for Black men, and 1 in 13 (7.9 %, 6.3-10.5 %) for Asian men, whereas that of dying from prostate cancer is approximately 1 in 24 (4.2 %, 4.2-4.7 %) for White men, 1 in 12 (8.7 %, 7.6-10.6 %) for Black men, and 1 in 44 (2.3 %, 1.9-3.0 %) for Asian men. In England, Black men are at twice the risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, prostate cancer compared to White men. This is an important message to communicate to Black men. White, Black, and Asian men with a prostate cancer diagnosis are all as likely to die from the disease, independent of their ethnicity. Nonetheless, proportionally more Black men are dying from prostate cancer in England.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 150 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 17%
Student > Master 21 14%
Researcher 11 7%
Student > Postgraduate 10 7%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 26 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 11%
Social Sciences 9 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 5%
Unspecified 8 5%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 30 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 91. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2022.
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#396,322
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#311
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#4,836
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#10
of 72 outputs
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