Demographics - People Seeking Urology Treatment: United States
After thorough research, we were unable to determine the demographics of people in the United States that are seeking urology treatment. However, we were able to gather some helpful insights for the client.
HELPFUL FINDINGS :
PEOPLE SEEKING UROLOGY TREATMENT IN THE UNITED STATES:
- As of 2019, there were about 80,470 new cases of bladder cancer, which included about 61,700 men and 18,770 women.
- According to a study in 2016, the incidence rates of kidney stones increased by 16% among South Carolina residents between 1997 and 2012.
- The same study also reported that incidence rates among women observed the largest year-over-year increase at 3% per year, followed by African-Americans at 2.9%.
- According to the Annual Incidence of Nephrolithiasis study, the greatest increase was observed among 15–19-year-olds, among whom the incidence rate increased 26% per 5 years.
- The American Urological Association reported an increase in the number of females and patients older than 64 years undergoing definitive treatment for kidney stones with time by identifying all kidney stone treatments done between July 1, 1991, and December 31, 2010.
NATIONAL AMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE SURVEY: FACTSHEET
- According to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, there were approximately 19 million visits to non-federally employed, office-based urologists in the United States in the year 2010.
- About 33% of the patients seeking Urology treatment were in the age group of 45-64 years, followed by 27% who were about 75+ years old.
- Annual visit rates with 30 visits, was the highest among patients with age above 75+ years.
We commenced our research by looking for academic research papers as they were most likely to contain demographic data. We reviewed Research Gate, Academia, Wharton and others. Unfortunately, the majority of the above sources discussed topics including an increase in hospitalization of urinary tract infections and the associated costs in the United States from the year 1998–2011 which were not pertinent to the request.
Our second strategy was to look for information on urology association websites such as the American Urological Association and Urology Care Foundation. We were hoping to get any relevant reports or articles regarding demographics as these sites are highly regarded in the field of urology. Unfortunately, no information was available regarding the demographics of people in the United States that are seeking urology treatment. Instead, we encountered non-relevant information about patients who underwent treatment for kidney stones in 2014 and similar.
As none of our above strategies yielded any useful result, we finally tried to triangulate the information by looking for demographics of people seeking treatment for kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra as it deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra). Following the same approach, we looked for journals and health publications related to urology including SAGE, ASN, The Lens, UrologyHealth, and Healthline. Through this strategy, we were able to gather insights on the rising cases of kidney stones in the United States and cases of bladder cancer, but there was no information available on the demographics of people seeking any of the above treatments including urology. Hence, none of the searches yielded any positive results.