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      Prevalence of erectile dysfunction: a systematic review of population-based studies

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          A systematic review was conducted on the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in the general population. Studies were retrieved which reported prevalence rates of ED in the general population. Using a specially developed criteria list, the methodological quality of these studies was assessed and data on prevalence rates were extracted. We identified 23 studies from Europe (15), USA (5), Asia (2) and Australia (1). On our 12-item criteria list, the methodological quality ranged from 5 to 12. The prevalence of ED ranged from 2% in men younger than 40 y to 86% in men 80 y and older. Comparison between prevalence data is hampered by major methodological differences between studies, particularly in the use of various questionnaires and different definitions of ED. We stress the importance of providing all necessary information when reporting on the prevalence of ED. Moreover, international studies should be conducted to establish the true prevalence of ED across countries.

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                Journal
                International Journal of Impotence Research
                Int J Impot Res
                Springer Science and Business Media LLC
                0955-9930
                1476-5489
                December 2002
                December 19 2002
                December 2002
                : 14
                : 6
                : 422-432
                Article
                10.1038/sj.ijir.3900905
                12494273
                36c6629a-104e-4777-b2e8-f4116b74a245
                © 2002

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