Kaposi's sarcoma epidemiology and demographics
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In the United States, the age-adjusted prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma is 8.1 per 100,000. The age-adjusted incidence of Kaposi sarcoma was 0.64 per 100,000 persons in the United States in 2011. Male are more commonly affected by Kaposi's sarcoma than female. The male to female ratio is approximately 10-15:1.
Epidemiology and Demographics
- In 2011, the age-adjusted incidence of Kaposi sarcoma was 0.64 per 100,000 persons in the United States.
- Shown below is an image depicting the incidence of Kaposi sarcoma versus all types of cancers in the United States from 1975 to 2011.
- AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma usually occurs in young to middle aged patients aged 20-54 years.
- Classic Kaposi sarcoma generally seen in patients aged 50-70 years.
- African Kaposi sarcoma occurs in younger age around 35-40 years old.
- AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma usually occurs in homosexual males, bisexual men, and in the female sexual partners of bisexual men.
- African Kaposi sarcoma seen in heterosexual men and women equally.
- Male are more commonly affected by Kaposi's sarcoma than female. The male to female ratio is approximately 10-15:1.
- Shown below is a table depicting the age-adjusted prevalence of Kaposi sarcoma by race in 2011 in the United States.
|All Races||White||Black||Asian/Pacific Islander||Hispanic|
|Age-adjusted prevalence||8.1 per 100,000||8 per 100,000||12.4 per 100,000||2 per 100,000||11.1 per 100,000|
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