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Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in Finnish men: a population-based study.
Br J Urol. 1998 Mar; 81(3):364-9.BJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Finnish men, using a population-based cross-sectional survey.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

In 1994, a modified Danish prostatic symptom score system (DAN-PSS-1) questionnaire on the occurrence and severity of LUTS was mailed to all men (3143) born in 1924, 1934 or 1944 living in the city of Tampere or 11 rural and semi-rural municipalities in the same county.

RESULTS

After exclusions, 68% of the men were ultimately included in the study. LUTS were common and increased with age so that the prevalence of at least one symptom was 89% in the whole population (84%) among 50-year-old, 91% among 60-year-old and 94% among 70-year-old men). Most of the symptoms were mild, with post-micturition dribbling and nocturia the most prevalent symptoms, and stress incontinence the least prevalent.

CONCLUSIONS

The high incidence of LUTS may indicate a high prevalence of benign prostatic enlargement secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia, but other causes are also involved. With the increase in the mean age of the general population, the number of individuals with LUTS is likely to increase and must be considered when resources are planned for medical care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Urology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere University, Finland.No 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

9523653

Citation

Koskimäki, J, et al. "Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Finnish Men: a Population-based Study." British Journal of Urology, vol. 81, no. 3, 1998, pp. 364-9.
Koskimäki J, Hakama M, Huhtala H, et al. Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in Finnish men: a population-based study. Br J Urol. 1998;81(3):364-9.
Koskimäki, J., Hakama, M., Huhtala, H., & Tammela, T. L. (1998). Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in Finnish men: a population-based study. British Journal of Urology, 81(3), 364-9.
Koskimäki J, et al. Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Finnish Men: a Population-based Study. Br J Urol. 1998;81(3):364-9. PubMed PMID: 9523653.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in Finnish men: a population-based study. AU - Koskimäki,J, AU - Hakama,M, AU - Huhtala,H, AU - Tammela,T L, PY - 1998/4/2/pubmed PY - 1998/4/2/medline PY - 1998/4/2/entrez SP - 364 EP - 9 JF - British journal of urology JO - Br J Urol VL - 81 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Finnish men, using a population-based cross-sectional survey. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In 1994, a modified Danish prostatic symptom score system (DAN-PSS-1) questionnaire on the occurrence and severity of LUTS was mailed to all men (3143) born in 1924, 1934 or 1944 living in the city of Tampere or 11 rural and semi-rural municipalities in the same county. RESULTS: After exclusions, 68% of the men were ultimately included in the study. LUTS were common and increased with age so that the prevalence of at least one symptom was 89% in the whole population (84%) among 50-year-old, 91% among 60-year-old and 94% among 70-year-old men). Most of the symptoms were mild, with post-micturition dribbling and nocturia the most prevalent symptoms, and stress incontinence the least prevalent. CONCLUSIONS: The high incidence of LUTS may indicate a high prevalence of benign prostatic enlargement secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia, but other causes are also involved. With the increase in the mean age of the general population, the number of individuals with LUTS is likely to increase and must be considered when resources are planned for medical care. SN - 0007-1331 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9523653/Prevalence_of_lower_urinary_tract_symptoms_in_Finnish_men:_a_population_based_study_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0007-1331&date=1998&volume=81&issue=3&spage=364 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -