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Risk factors for surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia in Western Australia.
Public Health. 2007 Oct; 121(10):781-9.PH

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the relationship between personal, hormonal and lifestyle risk factors and surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A population-based case-control study was conducted in Western Australia (WA) on men aged 40-75 years who were surgically treated at public and private hospitals for BPH during 2001-2002. Controls were recruited from the WA electoral roll. Cases and controls were compared with regard to demographic and lifestyle factors and proxy measures of hormonal status using logistic regression. Data were available for 398 cases and 471 controls.

RESULTS

No associations with BPH were found for family history of prostate cancer in father or brother, serving in the military in a combat area, pattern of baldness, smoking status, obesity, alcohol intake and occupational physical activity. The only inverse relationship was observed with heavy alcohol drinking (>30g/day), however, this was not statistically significant. An increased risk of BPH, not statistically significant, was observed for British-born men compared to Australian born and for history of vasectomy. The analysis was repeated after excluding 28% of controls with moderate and severe symptoms of BPH and 7% of cases with mild symptoms prior to surgery, and our results remained essentially unchanged.

CONCLUSIONS

The results suggest that there are few risk factors for BPH although perhaps country of birth, vasectomy and heavy alcohol consumption may be considered further.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Australia. fritschi@waimr.uwa.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17540423

Citation

Fritschi, Lin, et al. "Risk Factors for Surgically Treated Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Western Australia." Public Health, vol. 121, no. 10, 2007, pp. 781-9.
Fritschi L, Tabrizi J, Leavy J, et al. Risk factors for surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia in Western Australia. Public Health. 2007;121(10):781-9.
Fritschi, L., Tabrizi, J., Leavy, J., Ambrosini, G., & Timperio, A. (2007). Risk factors for surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia in Western Australia. Public Health, 121(10), 781-9.
Fritschi L, et al. Risk Factors for Surgically Treated Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Western Australia. Public Health. 2007;121(10):781-9. PubMed PMID: 17540423.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Risk factors for surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia in Western Australia. AU - Fritschi,Lin, AU - Tabrizi,Jafar, AU - Leavy,Justine, AU - Ambrosini,Gina, AU - Timperio,Anna, Y1 - 2007/05/30/ PY - 2006/03/14/received PY - 2006/12/21/revised PY - 2007/01/16/accepted PY - 2007/6/2/pubmed PY - 2007/12/6/medline PY - 2007/6/2/entrez SP - 781 EP - 9 JF - Public health JO - Public Health VL - 121 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between personal, hormonal and lifestyle risk factors and surgically treated benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based case-control study was conducted in Western Australia (WA) on men aged 40-75 years who were surgically treated at public and private hospitals for BPH during 2001-2002. Controls were recruited from the WA electoral roll. Cases and controls were compared with regard to demographic and lifestyle factors and proxy measures of hormonal status using logistic regression. Data were available for 398 cases and 471 controls. RESULTS: No associations with BPH were found for family history of prostate cancer in father or brother, serving in the military in a combat area, pattern of baldness, smoking status, obesity, alcohol intake and occupational physical activity. The only inverse relationship was observed with heavy alcohol drinking (>30g/day), however, this was not statistically significant. An increased risk of BPH, not statistically significant, was observed for British-born men compared to Australian born and for history of vasectomy. The analysis was repeated after excluding 28% of controls with moderate and severe symptoms of BPH and 7% of cases with mild symptoms prior to surgery, and our results remained essentially unchanged. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that there are few risk factors for BPH although perhaps country of birth, vasectomy and heavy alcohol consumption may be considered further. SN - 0033-3506 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17540423/Risk_factors_for_surgically_treated_benign_prostatic_hyperplasia_in_Western_Australia_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0033-3506(07)00029-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -