Prevalence and risk factors for erectile dysfuntion in primary care

Results of a Korean study

B. L. Cho, Y. S. Kim, Youn Seon Choi, M. H. Hong, H. G. Seo, S. Y. Lee, H. C. Shin, C. H. Kim, Y. S. Moon, H. S. Cha, B. S. Kim

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Abstract

In order to assess the prevalence and associated factors for erectile dysfunction (ED) in primary care, a cross-sectional study was undertaken by questionnaire distributed to consecutive adult male attendees at 32 family practices. ED was assessed by the Korean five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). In total, 3501 completed questionnaires were available for analysis. The prevalence of ED was severe (IIEF-5 score: 5-9) in 1.6% of cases, moderate (10-13) in 10.2%, mild (14-17) in 24.7%, and normal (18-25) in 63.4%. The prevalence of ED increased with age, lower educational status, heavy job-related physical activity, and lower income. ED prevalence was significantly higher in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression, and anxiety. These results suggest that the age-adjusted prevalence of ED among Korean men can be estimated as 32.2% (95% CI 30.6-33.7). Low socioeconomic status and several diseases such as diabetes, anxiety, and depression, as well as age, were associated with ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1

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Keywords

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prevalence
  • Primary care
  • Risk factor

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Prevalence and risk factors for erectile dysfuntion in primary care : Results of a Korean study. / Cho, B. L.; Kim, Y. S.; Choi, Youn Seon; Hong, M. H.; Seo, H. G.; Lee, S. Y.; Shin, H. C.; Kim, C. H.; Moon, Y. S.; Cha, H. S.; Kim, B. S.

In: International Journal of Impotence Research, Vol. 15, No. 5, 01.10.2003, p. 323-328.

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Cho, BL, Kim, YS, Choi, YS, Hong, MH, Seo, HG, Lee, SY, Shin, HC, Kim, CH, Moon, YS, Cha, HS & Kim, BS 2003, 'Prevalence and risk factors for erectile dysfuntion in primary care: Results of a Korean study', International Journal of Impotence Research, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 323-328. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijir.3901022
Cho, B. L. ; Kim, Y. S. ; Choi, Youn Seon ; Hong, M. H. ; Seo, H. G. ; Lee, S. Y. ; Shin, H. C. ; Kim, C. H. ; Moon, Y. S. ; Cha, H. S. ; Kim, B. S. / Prevalence and risk factors for erectile dysfuntion in primary care : Results of a Korean study. In: International Journal of Impotence Research. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 323-328.
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