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Could a rural lifestyle decrease the prevalence of erectile dysfunction?
BJU Int. 2007 Jan; 99(1):127-9.BI

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a specific population and explore potential correlates with lifestyle.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

This prospective observational study, covering a population of a very small rural town, included 2000 men aged > or = 20 years from a total population of 121 831 (51% female and 49% male). The International Index of Erectile Function was completed by each of the 2000 men at their homes over a 1-year period. Another questionnaire assessing socio-economic status and health-related determinants of ED were also completed.

RESULTS

All 2000 men completed the questionnaires; overall, only 34 reported ED (1.7%). The frequency of mild, mild to moderate, moderate and severe ED was 12%, 29%, 20% and 38%, respectively. Significantly more men aged > 51 years had ED than those aged <41 years (0.05% and 0.45%, respectively; P < 0.001). There was no difference in ED with salary levels.

CONCLUSION

The prevalence of ED in this particular rural population of Brazil was very low, at only 1.7%. Although ED increases with age, this association was not apparent for all age groups. It seems that several others factors, e.g. lifestyle, culture and diet, could be important for the onset of ED.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Urology, Federal University of São Paulo, Paulista School of Medicine, Brazil. joaquimclaro@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17034491

Citation

De Almeida Claro, Joaquim, et al. "Could a Rural Lifestyle Decrease the Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction?" BJU International, vol. 99, no. 1, 2007, pp. 127-9.
De Almeida Claro J, Kaufmann OG, Alarcon G, et al. Could a rural lifestyle decrease the prevalence of erectile dysfunction? BJU Int. 2007;99(1):127-9.
De Almeida Claro, J., Kaufmann, O. G., Alarcon, G., Aguiar, W., Nadozza, A., Ortiz, V., & Srougi, M. (2007). Could a rural lifestyle decrease the prevalence of erectile dysfunction? BJU International, 99(1), 127-9.
De Almeida Claro J, et al. Could a Rural Lifestyle Decrease the Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction. BJU Int. 2007;99(1):127-9. PubMed PMID: 17034491.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Could a rural lifestyle decrease the prevalence of erectile dysfunction? AU - De Almeida Claro,Joaquim, AU - Kaufmann,Oskar Grau, AU - Alarcon,Gustavo, AU - Aguiar,Wilson, AU - Nadozza,Archimedes,Jr AU - Ortiz,Valdemar, AU - Srougi,Miguel, Y1 - 2006/10/11/ PY - 2006/10/13/pubmed PY - 2007/2/13/medline PY - 2006/10/13/entrez SP - 127 EP - 9 JF - BJU international JO - BJU Int VL - 99 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in a specific population and explore potential correlates with lifestyle. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study, covering a population of a very small rural town, included 2000 men aged > or = 20 years from a total population of 121 831 (51% female and 49% male). The International Index of Erectile Function was completed by each of the 2000 men at their homes over a 1-year period. Another questionnaire assessing socio-economic status and health-related determinants of ED were also completed. RESULTS: All 2000 men completed the questionnaires; overall, only 34 reported ED (1.7%). The frequency of mild, mild to moderate, moderate and severe ED was 12%, 29%, 20% and 38%, respectively. Significantly more men aged > 51 years had ED than those aged <41 years (0.05% and 0.45%, respectively; P < 0.001). There was no difference in ED with salary levels. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of ED in this particular rural population of Brazil was very low, at only 1.7%. Although ED increases with age, this association was not apparent for all age groups. It seems that several others factors, e.g. lifestyle, culture and diet, could be important for the onset of ED. SN - 1464-4096 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17034491/Could_a_rural_lifestyle_decrease_the_prevalence_of_erectile_dysfunction L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-410X.2006.06539.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -