Table 1.

Characteristics of cases in the study population of all newly diagnosed prostate cancer cases in Finland in 1995 to 2002 and their individually matched controls

Prostate cancer stage
No informationLocalizedAdvanced
Median age (y)696769
Year of diagnosis (%*)
    19957.010.713.0
    19967.811.816.8
    19978.713.814.4
    199810.314.114.2
    199911.613.612.5
    200017.110.810.4
    200115.614.110.5
    200221.811.18.1
  • * Percentage distribution of cases by year of diagnosis.