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Sexual activity, erectile dysfunction and their correlates among 1,566 older Chinese men in Southern China.
J Sex Med 2009; 6(1):74-80JS

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Few studies on sexuality and its correlates in adults have been conducted in Asia; most studies in Asia have focused instead on erectile dysfunction in men rather than sexuality or sexual activities.

AIM

This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with sexual activity and erectile dysfunction in elderly Chinese men aged 65 years and above.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Sexual activity and sexual functions were assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function-5. Depressive symptoms were measured by the Chinese version of the Geriatric Depression Scale. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were measured by the International Prostatic Symptom Score.

METHODS

Cross-sectional data from a large prospective cohort study of Chinese elderly men were used in this study. A questionnaire that included demographic, lifestyle, and medical risk factors and physical examination were administered to 1566 Chinese men aged between 65 to 92 years in Hong Kong.

RESULTS

Only 30.7% of men were sexually active in the previous 6 months in this sample and among those who were sexually active, 88% had some form of erectile dysfunction. Being sexually inactive in the previous 6 months was associated with being older (odds ratio [OR] = 1.80; confidence interval [CI]: 1.56-2.09), single (OR = 1.87; CI = 1.19-2.94) and the presence of peripheral arterial disease (OR = 2.43; CI: 1.25-4.71). In multiple multinomial logistic regression, having clinically relevant depressive symptoms (OR = 3.37; CI: 1.31-8.70) and having moderate to severe LUTS (OR = 1.63; CI: 1.01-2.64) were independently associated with increased risk of having erectile dysfunction.

CONCLUSION

We showed that a large proportion of elderly men were not sexually active in Hong Kong. For those who were sexually active, most suffered from some degree of erectile dysfunction. Having clinically relevant depressive symptoms and LUTS were independently associated with increased risk of erectile dysfunction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. yeungshanwong@cuhk.edu.hk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19170839

Citation

Wong, Samuel Yeung Shan, et al. "Sexual Activity, Erectile Dysfunction and Their Correlates Among 1,566 Older Chinese Men in Southern China." The Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 6, no. 1, 2009, pp. 74-80.
Wong SY, Leung JC, Woo J. Sexual activity, erectile dysfunction and their correlates among 1,566 older Chinese men in Southern China. J Sex Med. 2009;6(1):74-80.
Wong, S. Y., Leung, J. C., & Woo, J. (2009). Sexual activity, erectile dysfunction and their correlates among 1,566 older Chinese men in Southern China. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(1), pp. 74-80. doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.01034.x.
Wong SY, Leung JC, Woo J. Sexual Activity, Erectile Dysfunction and Their Correlates Among 1,566 Older Chinese Men in Southern China. J Sex Med. 2009;6(1):74-80. PubMed PMID: 19170839.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sexual activity, erectile dysfunction and their correlates among 1,566 older Chinese men in Southern China. AU - Wong,Samuel Yeung Shan, AU - Leung,Jason Chi Shun, AU - Woo,Jean, PY - 2009/1/28/entrez PY - 2009/1/28/pubmed PY - 2009/7/14/medline SP - 74 EP - 80 JF - The journal of sexual medicine JO - J Sex Med VL - 6 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Few studies on sexuality and its correlates in adults have been conducted in Asia; most studies in Asia have focused instead on erectile dysfunction in men rather than sexuality or sexual activities. AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with sexual activity and erectile dysfunction in elderly Chinese men aged 65 years and above. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Sexual activity and sexual functions were assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function-5. Depressive symptoms were measured by the Chinese version of the Geriatric Depression Scale. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were measured by the International Prostatic Symptom Score. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from a large prospective cohort study of Chinese elderly men were used in this study. A questionnaire that included demographic, lifestyle, and medical risk factors and physical examination were administered to 1566 Chinese men aged between 65 to 92 years in Hong Kong. RESULTS: Only 30.7% of men were sexually active in the previous 6 months in this sample and among those who were sexually active, 88% had some form of erectile dysfunction. Being sexually inactive in the previous 6 months was associated with being older (odds ratio [OR] = 1.80; confidence interval [CI]: 1.56-2.09), single (OR = 1.87; CI = 1.19-2.94) and the presence of peripheral arterial disease (OR = 2.43; CI: 1.25-4.71). In multiple multinomial logistic regression, having clinically relevant depressive symptoms (OR = 3.37; CI: 1.31-8.70) and having moderate to severe LUTS (OR = 1.63; CI: 1.01-2.64) were independently associated with increased risk of having erectile dysfunction. CONCLUSION: We showed that a large proportion of elderly men were not sexually active in Hong Kong. For those who were sexually active, most suffered from some degree of erectile dysfunction. Having clinically relevant depressive symptoms and LUTS were independently associated with increased risk of erectile dysfunction. SN - 1743-6109 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19170839/Sexual_activity_erectile_dysfunction_and_their_correlates_among_1566_older_Chinese_men_in_Southern_China_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1743-6095(15)32234-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -