Prevalence and correlates of premature ejaculation in a primary care setting: a preliminary cross-sectional stud

Tang , W.S.; Khoo , E.M. (2011) Prevalence and correlates of premature ejaculation in a primary care setting: a preliminary cross-sectional stud. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8 (7). ISSN 1743-6095

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Premature ejaculation (PE) is common. However, it has been underreported and undertreated. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of PE and to investigate possible associated factors of PE. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary care clinic over a 3-month period in 2008. Men aged 18-70 years attending the clinic were recruited, and they completed self-administered questionnaires that included the Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT), International Index of Erectile Function, sociodemography, lifestyle, and medical illness. The operational definition of PE included PE and probable PE based on the PEDT. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Prevalence of PE. RESULTS: A total of 207 men were recruited with a response rate of 93.2%. There were 97 (46.9%) Malay, 57 (27.5%) Chinese, and 53 (25.6%) Indian, and their mean age was 46.0 ± 12.7 years. The prevalence of PE was 40.6% (N = 82) (PE: 20.3%, probable PE: 20.3% using PEDT). A significant association was found between ethnicity and PE (Indian 49.1%, Malay 45.4%, and Chinese 24.6%; χ(2) = 8.564, d.f. = 2, P = 0.014). No significant association was found between age and PE. Multivariate analysis showed that erectile dysfunction (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 4.907, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.271, 10.604), circumcision (adjusted OR 4.881, 95% CI 2.346, 10.153), sexual intercourse ≤5 times in 4 weeks (adjusted OR 3.733, 95% CI 1.847, 7.544), and Indian ethnicity (adjusted OR 3.323, 95% CI 1.489, 7.417) were predictors of PE. CONCLUSION: PE might be frequent in men attending primary care clinics. We found that erectile dysfunction, circumcision, Indian ethnicity, and frequency of sexual intercourse of ≤5 times per month were associated with PE. These associations need further confirmation.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Tang , W.S.
  2. Khoo , E.M.
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Additional Information: Malaysia Department of Primary Care Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Premature Ejaculation
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 13:39
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 13:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1934

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