Epidemiology of erectile dysfunction

R. W. Lewis

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Epidemiologic studies are descriptive and analytical. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in various community studies has varied from as slow of 7% to as high as 52%. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction increases with age. Incidence data are scarce but a recent study of white males in the United States described an incidence of 26 cases per 1000 man-years. Risk factors for erectile dysfunction include certain medications, such as cardiovascular medications and psychotropic drugs, and chronic diseases, particularly neurologic diseases and diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalUrologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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