Prevalence of erectile dysfunction and impacts on sexual activity and self-reported intercourse satisfaction in men older than 40 years in Taiwan

K. K. Chen, H. S. Chiang, B. P. Jiann, J. S N Lin, W. J. Liu, C. J. Wu, J. T. Hsieh, C. J. Wang, T. I S Hwang, S. S. Lee

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Abstract

In order to assess the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED), and its association with chronic diseases and impact upon sexual activity and satisfaction during sexual intercourse, a reproductive survey was conducted among 1002 Taiwanese men aged over 40 y. The information collected comprised age, gender, level of education, history of chronic diseases, and self-reported data pertaining to erectile function, sexual activity, and sexual satisfaction during sexual intercourse. The prevalence of ED amongst study subjects was 17.7%, and the frequency increased with age. A history of chronic diseases were significantly associated with ED (P < 0.05). A reduced incidence of sexual activity and a decreased level of satisfaction during sexual intercourse were observed among subjects suffering from ED as compared to those not suffering such a condition. In conclusion, based upon the results of a community-based survey the prevalence of ED among Taiwanese men aged 40 y or more was 17.7% and it increased with age. It was also found that ED was associated with various chronic diseases and that it exerted a negative impact upon sexual activity and the level of satisfaction associated with its conduct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-255
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Community-based survey
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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