DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of actinic keratosis (AK) comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in the major mature pharmaceutical markets (the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Japan). We report the prevalence of AK for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

DRG Epidemiology’s AK forecast will answer the following questions:

  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of AK over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is provided for full transparency into research and methods.

In addition to the total number of cases for each forecast year, DRG Epidemiology provides at least ten years of forecast data for the following actinic keratosis subpopulations:

  • Total prevalent cases by number of lesions.

Note: Coverage may vary by country.

Table of contents

  • Actinic Keratosis - Epidemiology - Mature Markets Data
    • Introduction
      • Key Findings
      • Prevalence of Actinic Keratosis per 100 Among People Aged 30+ in 2018 and 2028
      • Relative Sizes of the Factors Contributing to the Trend in Prevalent Cases of Actinic Keratosis over the Next Ten Years
      • Analysis of the Prevalent Cases of Actinic Keratosis in 2018 by the Number of Lesions
    • Epidemiology Data
    • Methods
      • Total Prevalent Cases
      • Total Prevalent Cases by Number of Lesions
    • Reference Materials
      • Literature Review
        • Studies Included in the Analysis of Actinic Keratosis
        • Studies Excluded from the Analysis of Actinic Keratosis
      • Risk/Protective Factors
        • Risk/Protective Factors for Actinic Keratosis
      • Bibliography

Author(s): Stephanie Niquita; Abey John, MPH

Stephanie Niquita works as an associate epidemiologist at Decision Resources Group. Stephanie holds a masters in public health specializing in epidemiology from TISS, Mumbai and a medical degree from Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China. She has been trained as a community physician and has also supervised and coordinated various governmental and non-governmental public health projects.

Abey John is a medical graduate with a Master’s in Public Health and has been associated with DRG since September 2015. He works with a global team of epidemiologists in performing systematic reviews of assigned diseases and prepare forecast models for clients. He also is involved in producing analyses for pharmaceutical drug developers on the descriptive epidemiology of major drug indications in mature and developing markets and have an overall experience of three years working in different healthcare sectors across the country.

Prior to joining DRG, Abey had been working with Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medical University) in implementing Family Planning Health Programs in India with collaborating with the Government of India. He also has worked with a grassroots level NGO as a health team manager which worked for the benefit of the rural population living in the foothills of the Himalayas.