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Self-report of prostatitis and its risk factors in a random sample of middle-aged men.
Urology. 2004 Nov; 64(5):876-9; discussion 879-80.U

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To determine the risk factors for the self-reported history of prostatitis and to determine whether a self-reported history of prostatitis is related to the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

METHODS

Random digit dialing was used to select a group of controls aged 40 to 64 years without prostate cancer matched by age with a group of patients with prostate cancer in a study on the epidemiology of prostate cancer. Controls were divided into those who reported a diagnosis of prostatitis (cases) and those who denied ever having had prostatitis (controls). We adjusted for the time from a prostatitis diagnosis to the in-person interview. We also compared the number of men with a prostatitis diagnosis to the number of men diagnosed and not diagnosed with prostate cancer.

RESULTS

Of the 645 control men without a history of prostate cancer, 58 (9.0%) reported a diagnosis of prostatitis. The men with prostatitis had a mean age of 39.5 years at diagnosis. The urinary symptoms among prostatitis cases and controls was similar. Prostatitis cases more frequently reported urinary (P < or =0.05) or urethral infections (P < or =0.01) before diagnosis. Men with prostatitis were more likely to have procedures aimed at diagnosing both prostatic and other diseases. Men with prostate cancer reported a diagnosis of prostatitis more often than the noncancer controls (13.6% versus 9.0%). After controlling for the number of prostate-specific antigen tests this difference disappeared.

CONCLUSIONS

Nine percent of a randomly selected group of middle-aged men reported they had been diagnosed with prostatitis. The prevalence of a prostatitis diagnosis is similar in men with and without prostate cancer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Seattle, Washington 98195-6510, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15533468

Citation

Rothman, Ivan, et al. "Self-report of Prostatitis and Its Risk Factors in a Random Sample of Middle-aged Men." Urology, vol. 64, no. 5, 2004, pp. 876-9; discussion 879-80.
Rothman I, Stanford JL, Kuniyuki A, et al. Self-report of prostatitis and its risk factors in a random sample of middle-aged men. Urology. 2004;64(5):876-9; discussion 879-80.
Rothman, I., Stanford, J. L., Kuniyuki, A., & Berger, R. E. (2004). Self-report of prostatitis and its risk factors in a random sample of middle-aged men. Urology, 64(5), 876-9; discussion 879-80.
Rothman I, et al. Self-report of Prostatitis and Its Risk Factors in a Random Sample of Middle-aged Men. Urology. 2004;64(5):876-9; discussion 879-80. PubMed PMID: 15533468.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Self-report of prostatitis and its risk factors in a random sample of middle-aged men. AU - Rothman,Ivan, AU - Stanford,Janet L, AU - Kuniyuki,Alan, AU - Berger,Richard E, PY - 2004/04/23/received PY - 2004/06/23/accepted PY - 2004/11/10/pubmed PY - 2005/11/15/medline PY - 2004/11/10/entrez SP - 876-9; discussion 879-80 JF - Urology JO - Urology VL - 64 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk factors for the self-reported history of prostatitis and to determine whether a self-reported history of prostatitis is related to the diagnosis of prostate cancer. METHODS: Random digit dialing was used to select a group of controls aged 40 to 64 years without prostate cancer matched by age with a group of patients with prostate cancer in a study on the epidemiology of prostate cancer. Controls were divided into those who reported a diagnosis of prostatitis (cases) and those who denied ever having had prostatitis (controls). We adjusted for the time from a prostatitis diagnosis to the in-person interview. We also compared the number of men with a prostatitis diagnosis to the number of men diagnosed and not diagnosed with prostate cancer. RESULTS: Of the 645 control men without a history of prostate cancer, 58 (9.0%) reported a diagnosis of prostatitis. The men with prostatitis had a mean age of 39.5 years at diagnosis. The urinary symptoms among prostatitis cases and controls was similar. Prostatitis cases more frequently reported urinary (P < or =0.05) or urethral infections (P < or =0.01) before diagnosis. Men with prostatitis were more likely to have procedures aimed at diagnosing both prostatic and other diseases. Men with prostate cancer reported a diagnosis of prostatitis more often than the noncancer controls (13.6% versus 9.0%). After controlling for the number of prostate-specific antigen tests this difference disappeared. CONCLUSIONS: Nine percent of a randomly selected group of middle-aged men reported they had been diagnosed with prostatitis. The prevalence of a prostatitis diagnosis is similar in men with and without prostate cancer. SN - 1527-9995 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15533468/Self_report_of_prostatitis_and_its_risk_factors_in_a_random_sample_of_middle_aged_men_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0090-4295(04)00927-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -