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How common is nonbacterial prostatitis?

The incidence of nonbacterial prostatitis varies depending on the age group under consideration. While nonbacterial prostatitis can affect men of all ages, it is most common among young and middle-aged males. Some form of prostatitis is diagnosed in approximately 25 percent of individuals who seek medical treatment for genitourinary symptoms. The National Institutes of Health estimates that the some form of prostatitis occurs in about 14 percent of men over the course of their lifetimes and that various forms of nonbacterial prostatitis constitute 90 to 95 percent of those cases.

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