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The prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in China.
J Urol 2009; 182(2):558-63JU

Abstract

PURPOSE

We studied the prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms and identified their associated risk factors in a population based Chinese sample.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A volunteer group of 15,000 eligible men residing in Beijing, Anhui, Xi'an, Guangzhou and Gansu cities or provinces were invited randomly to take part in the survey to complete a questionnaire that elicited information regarding sociodemographics, Eysenck personality questionnaire, current stress and health ratings, lifestyle, medical history, expressed prostatic secretion evaluation, score of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and International Index of Erectile Function-5.

RESULTS

Information on 12,743 (84.95%) men was collected. Of these men 1,071 (8.4%) reported prostatitis-like symptoms (mean National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index pain score 7.55 +/- 3.22). The percent of chronic prostatitis was 4.5% (571) among the symptoms group according to past urological history and expressed prostatic secretion evaluation. Subjects with prostatitis-like symptoms (mean age 34.56 +/- 13.48 years) had higher mean pain and urinary symptoms scores (7.53 +/- 3.22 and 2.84 +/- 2.72, respectively) compared with subjects without prostatitis-like symptoms (1.18 +/- 2.32 and 0.72 +/- 1.66 for pain and urinary symptoms scores, respectively, mean age 30.7 +/- 10.17) (pain and symptoms scores, p <0.05). The quality of life score was 6.03 +/- 2.88 and 3.83 +/- 2.55 in groups with symptoms or nonsymptoms, respectively (p <0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

Prostatitis-like symptoms are a multifactorial problem affecting men of all ages (15 to 60 years) and demographics, and the prevalence is high in China. The syndrome is closely related to alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, frequent intercourse, as well as fatigue, pressure and too little sleep. These findings suggest that risk factors for this condition are largely modifiable and highlight potential targets for future prevention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo 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

19524948

Citation

Liang, Chao-Zhao, et al. "The Prevalence of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in China." The Journal of Urology, vol. 182, no. 2, 2009, pp. 558-63.
Liang CZ, Li HJ, Wang ZP, et al. The prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in China. J Urol. 2009;182(2):558-63.
Liang, C. Z., Li, H. J., Wang, Z. P., Xing, J. P., Hu, W. L., Zhang, T. F., ... Tai, S. (2009). The prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in China. The Journal of Urology, 182(2), pp. 558-63. doi:10.1016/j.juro.2009.04.011.
Liang CZ, et al. The Prevalence of Prostatitis-like Symptoms in China. J Urol. 2009;182(2):558-63. PubMed PMID: 19524948.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms in China. AU - Liang,Chao-Zhao, AU - Li,Hong-Jun, AU - Wang,Zhi-Ping, AU - Xing,Jun-Ping, AU - Hu,Wei-Lie, AU - Zhang,Tao-Fu, AU - Ge,Wei-Wei, AU - Hao,Zong-Yao, AU - Zhang,Xian-Sheng, AU - Zhou,Jun, AU - Li,Yu, AU - Zhou,Zheng-Xing, AU - Tang,Zhi-Guo, AU - Tai,Sheng, Y1 - 2009/06/13/ PY - 2008/12/11/received PY - 2009/6/16/entrez PY - 2009/6/16/pubmed PY - 2009/8/7/medline SP - 558 EP - 63 JF - The Journal of urology JO - J. Urol. VL - 182 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: We studied the prevalence of prostatitis-like symptoms and identified their associated risk factors in a population based Chinese sample. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A volunteer group of 15,000 eligible men residing in Beijing, Anhui, Xi'an, Guangzhou and Gansu cities or provinces were invited randomly to take part in the survey to complete a questionnaire that elicited information regarding sociodemographics, Eysenck personality questionnaire, current stress and health ratings, lifestyle, medical history, expressed prostatic secretion evaluation, score of the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index and International Index of Erectile Function-5. RESULTS: Information on 12,743 (84.95%) men was collected. Of these men 1,071 (8.4%) reported prostatitis-like symptoms (mean National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index pain score 7.55 +/- 3.22). The percent of chronic prostatitis was 4.5% (571) among the symptoms group according to past urological history and expressed prostatic secretion evaluation. Subjects with prostatitis-like symptoms (mean age 34.56 +/- 13.48 years) had higher mean pain and urinary symptoms scores (7.53 +/- 3.22 and 2.84 +/- 2.72, respectively) compared with subjects without prostatitis-like symptoms (1.18 +/- 2.32 and 0.72 +/- 1.66 for pain and urinary symptoms scores, respectively, mean age 30.7 +/- 10.17) (pain and symptoms scores, p <0.05). The quality of life score was 6.03 +/- 2.88 and 3.83 +/- 2.55 in groups with symptoms or nonsymptoms, respectively (p <0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Prostatitis-like symptoms are a multifactorial problem affecting men of all ages (15 to 60 years) and demographics, and the prevalence is high in China. The syndrome is closely related to alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, frequent intercourse, as well as fatigue, pressure and too little sleep. These findings suggest that risk factors for this condition are largely modifiable and highlight potential targets for future prevention. SN - 1527-3792 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19524948/The_prevalence_of_prostatitis_like_symptoms_in_China_ L2 - https://www.jurology.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.juro.2009.04.011?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -