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Type: Journal article
Title: Sex life after 65: How does erectile dysfunction affect ageing and elderly men?
Author: Chew, Kew-Kim
Bremner, Alexandra
Stuckey, Bronwyn G. A.
Earle, Carolyn
Jamrozik, Konrad
Citation: The Aging Male, 2009; 12(2-3):41-46
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1368-5538
School/Discipline: School of Population Health and Clinical Practice : Public Health
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Kew-Kim Chew, Alexandra Bremner, Bronwyn Stuckey‌, Carolyn Earle, Konrad Jamrozik
Abstract: Introduction. We report the findings pertinent to the ageing and elderly participants of a population-based study of erectile dysfunction (ED). Method. We examined the sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported morbidities and responses to the 5-item International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) of participants aged ≥65 years and ≥80 years. Results. Most (73%) participants were married or had partners. Among the participants aged ≥65 years, the prevalence of ED (IIEF-5 scores <22) was 67% and of severe ED (IIEF-5 scores <8) 48%. About 32% were sexually active, and 11% had regular sexual intercourse. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) was reported in 37% and diabetes mellitus (DM) in 13%, with odds of ED at 3.91 and 4.68, respectively. Among those aged ≥80 years, the prevalence of ED was 68% and of severe ED 57%. About 12% were sexually active, and 3% had regular sexual intercourse. CVD was reported in 44% and DM in 11%, with corresponding odds of ED at 2.55 and 2.90. Conclusions. Most ageing and elderly men are in a relationship and many are sexually active. ED is prevalent and severe. Morbidities are common and significantly associated with ED, impairing the sex lives of affected men.
Keywords: Ageing men; elderly men; erectile dysfunction; morbidities; sexual activity; sociodemographic characteristics.
Description: © 2009 Informa UK Ltd.
RMID: 0020093008
DOI: 10.1080/13685530802273400
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