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|Title:||Sex life after 65: How does erectile dysfunction affect ageing and elderly men?|
Stuckey, Bronwyn G. A.
|Citation:||The Aging Male, 2009; 12(2-3):41-46|
|School/Discipline:||School of Population Health and Clinical Practice : Public Health|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Public Health publications|
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