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Titolo:
Epidemiology of prostatitis in Finnish men: a population-based cross-sectional study
Autore:
Mehik, A; Hellstrom, P; Lukkarinen, O; Sarpola, A; Jarvelin, MR;
Indirizzi:
Oulu Univ Hosp, Dept Surg, Div Urol, FIN-90220 Oulu, Finland Oulu Univ Hosp Oulu Finland FIN-90220 Div Urol, FIN-90220 Oulu, Finland Univ Oulu, Dept Publ Hlth Sci & Gen Practice, Oulu, Finland Univ Oulu Oulu Finland Dept Publ Hlth Sci & Gen Practice, Oulu, Finland Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Sch Med, Dept Epidemiol & Publ Hlth, London, England Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med London England don, England
Titolo Testata:
BJU INTERNATIONAL
fascicolo: 4, volume: 86, anno: 2000,
pagine: 443 - 448
SICI:
1464-4096(200009)86:4<443:EOPIFM>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CHRONIC ABACTERIAL PROSTATITIS; NONBACTERIAL PROSTATITIS; PROSTATODYNIA; SYMPTOMS;
Keywords:
chronic prostatitis; epidemiology; population based; age; climate;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Mehik, A Oulu Univ Hosp, Dept Surg, Div Urol, Kajaanintie 50, FIN-90220 Oulu, Finland Oulu Univ Hosp Kajaanintie 50 Oulu Finland FIN-90220 lu, Finland
Citazione:
A. Mehik et al., "Epidemiology of prostatitis in Finnish men: a population-based cross-sectional study", BJU INT, 86(4), 2000, pp. 443-448

Abstract

Objective To study the lifetime occurrence of prostatitis in Finnish men and their exposure to the disease. Subjects and methods A population-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in the two most northerly provinces of Finland (Oulu and Lapland). Altogether, 2500 male residents aged 20-59 years were chosen at random to complete a questionnaire on prostatitis. The data were collected between June 1996 and October 1997. Replies were received from 1832 men, giving a response rate of 75%. Results The overall lifetime prevalence of prostatitis was 14.2%. The riskof having or having had prostatitis increased with age, being 1.7 times greater in men aged 40-49 years than in those aged 20-39 years, and 3.1 timesgreater in those aged 50-59 years. The overall incidence was 37.8/10 000 person years. More than a quarter of the 261 men who had or had had prostatitis symptoms (27%) suffered from them at least once a year, while 16% suffered from persistent symptoms; 63% of the men with prostatitis had their worst symptoms during the winter (November-March). Neither education nor profession had much influence on the occurrence of prostatitis, but divorced andsingle men had a lower risk than married men. Most patients felt they had not received enough information about the disease at their first visit to ageneral practitioner. Conclusions The results of this survey showed that the occurrence of prostatitis symptoms in men living in northern Finland is higher than that reported in other parts of the world. This could be partly caused by the cold climate.

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