epidemiology

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Haemtauria is a common clinical finding in the primary care with a higher incidence in patients over 40 years old (1).

  • prevalence of asymptomatic microscopic haematuria varies between 0.19 and 21%
    • in the UK, prevalence of asymptomatic microscopic haematuria in adult male population is around 2.5%.
    • this figure is thought to increase with age - up to 22% of males over 60 years of age having asymptomatic microscopic haematuria (2)
  • macroscopic haematuria has been found to be the presenting symptom in  in >66% of patients with urological malignancy (3)

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Last reviewed 01/2018