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Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in Japanese men: Population-based study in a town in Hokkaido.
Int J Urol 2006; 13(10):1286-9IJ

Abstract

AIM

To determine the prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in Japanese men living in one town.

METHODS

A cross-sectional and population-based study was performed in a town that had 6385 men aged from 20 to 79 years. We sent two questionnaires, the validated Japanese version of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and the International Prostate Symptom Score (I-PSS) with questions about individual medical information, to 1424 randomly selected community-indwelling men. Subjects were defined as having prostatitis-like symptoms if they complained of perineal and/or ejaculatory pain or discomfort and their total pain score was four or greater.

RESULTS

A total of 512 men (36%) responded completely to the questionnaires. Of the 512 responders, 25 men (4.9%) were identified as having prostatitis-like symptoms. Prevalence of symptoms was the same in men aged younger than 50 years (5.0%) as those 50 years and older (4.8%). The I-PSS score was 10.8 in men with prostatitis-like symptoms, which was higher than in those without symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS

Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms was 4.9% in randomly selected men. International comparison of prevalence of the symptoms may contribute to further understanding of chronic prostatitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, Yakumo General Hospital, Yakumo, Hokkaido, Japan. kunishim@sapmed.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17010006

Citation

Kunishima, Yasuharu, et al. "Prevalence of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in Japanese Men: Population-based Study in a Town in Hokkaido." International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association, vol. 13, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1286-9.
Kunishima Y, Mori M, Kitamura H, et al. Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in Japanese men: Population-based study in a town in Hokkaido. Int J Urol. 2006;13(10):1286-9.
Kunishima, Y., Mori, M., Kitamura, H., Satoh, H., & Tsukamoto, T. (2006). Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in Japanese men: Population-based study in a town in Hokkaido. International Journal of Urology : Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association, 13(10), pp. 1286-9.
Kunishima Y, et al. Prevalence of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in Japanese Men: Population-based Study in a Town in Hokkaido. Int J Urol. 2006;13(10):1286-9. PubMed PMID: 17010006.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in Japanese men: Population-based study in a town in Hokkaido. AU - Kunishima,Yasuharu, AU - Mori,Mitsuru, AU - Kitamura,Hiroshi, AU - Satoh,Hiroshi, AU - Tsukamoto,Taiji, PY - 2006/10/3/pubmed PY - 2006/11/15/medline PY - 2006/10/3/entrez SP - 1286 EP - 9 JF - International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association JO - Int. J. Urol. VL - 13 IS - 10 N2 - AIM: To determine the prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in Japanese men living in one town. METHODS: A cross-sectional and population-based study was performed in a town that had 6385 men aged from 20 to 79 years. We sent two questionnaires, the validated Japanese version of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and the International Prostate Symptom Score (I-PSS) with questions about individual medical information, to 1424 randomly selected community-indwelling men. Subjects were defined as having prostatitis-like symptoms if they complained of perineal and/or ejaculatory pain or discomfort and their total pain score was four or greater. RESULTS: A total of 512 men (36%) responded completely to the questionnaires. Of the 512 responders, 25 men (4.9%) were identified as having prostatitis-like symptoms. Prevalence of symptoms was the same in men aged younger than 50 years (5.0%) as those 50 years and older (4.8%). The I-PSS score was 10.8 in men with prostatitis-like symptoms, which was higher than in those without symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms was 4.9% in randomly selected men. International comparison of prevalence of the symptoms may contribute to further understanding of chronic prostatitis. SN - 0919-8172 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17010006/Prevalence_of_prostatitis_like_symptoms_in_Japanese_men:_Population_based_study_in_a_town_in_Hokkaido_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.01556.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -