PSA levels higher in Aussie-born males
The study also found PSA testing was commonplace for men older than 70 years in Australia, despite questions as to its prognostic value and the risk of over-treatment in younger age groups.
Researchers from the University of Sydney and Concord Hospital took the PSA levels of a representative sample of just over 1400 men older than 70 years living in southwest Sydney and who had no diagnosis of prostate cancer.
More than half (54%) of those aged 70–74 years reported having a PSA test within the past two years, while for men aged 90 or older this figure was more than a third (39%).
Overall, 48% reported