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Q: Erectile Dysfunction - Incidence and Prevelence ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction - Incidence and Prevelence
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: crystal4290-ga
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Posted: 29 Jun 2004 06:10 PDT
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Question ID: 367637
Can you tell me the number of men with erectile dysfunction in the US,
and in the major countries in Europe, both Incidence and Prevelence? 
(The countries in Europe that would be the most helpful are Italy,
France, Germany and the US).
Subject: Re: Erectile Dysfunction - Incidence and Prevelence
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 29 Jun 2004 07:48 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I have the following, broken down by country.  I am in the process of
gathering Germany and France as well other countries that I come
across in research.  Let me know if these statistics are what you are
looking for as there is a plethora of data on ED.

United States:

According the National Kidney and Uroligical Diseases Information
Clearhinghouse, from 2000-2002, 20 to 46 percent of men aged 40-69
reported moderate or complete erectile dysfunction and 26 new cases
per 1,000 population of men in that samy age demographic were reported
in 2,000

Another study by the National Institutes of Health said that in 2002,
there were 15 to 30 million men in the United States that experienced
chronic erectile dysfunction and that incidence of the increases with
age. Chronic ED affects about 5% of men in their 40s and 15?25% of men
by the age of 65. Transient ED and inadequate erection affect as many
as 50% of men between the ages of 40 and 70.


Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States

Erectile Dysfunction


In a study conducted by Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche in Milan,
Italy, over 2,000 men were interviewed and the prevelance ranged from 
2% of the men aged 18-39 up to 48% of the men over 70 and that
pre-existing conditions all increased the prevelance.

Frequency and determinants of erectile dysfunction in Italy-Abstract

Other Countries

In another study by the Department of Epidemiology, Institute of
Biomedical Technologies, National Research Council in Milan, Italy, a
random sample of approximately 600 men aged 40 to 70 in Brazil, Italy,
Japan, and Malaysia was conducted.  The age-adjusted prevalence was
34% in Japan, 22% in Malaysia, 17% in Italy, and 15% in Brazil. The
overall age-specific prevalence was 9% for men aged 40 to 44 years,
12% for 45 to 49 years, 18% for 50 to 54 years, 29% for 55 to 59
years, 38% for 60 to 64 years, and 54% for those 65 to 70 years.


Epidemiology of erectile dysfunction in four countries: cross-national
study of the prevalence and correlates of erectile dysfunction


Request for Answer Clarification by crystal4290-ga on 29 Jun 2004 10:34 PDT
This is looking very good.  I do need the same information for Germany
and France, if that is possible.

Thank you for your speedy data

Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 29 Jun 2004 10:57 PDT

Glad this is what you are looking for.


In a study by Service d'Urologie, CHU de Bicetre, Le Kremlin Bicetre,
France in 2002, a group of men over 40 were surveyed and showed a 1 in
3 (31.6%) occurance of erectile dysfunction.

Prevalence of erectile dysfunction in France: results of an
epidemiological survey conducted on a representative sample of 1004

Germany and European Union

The following statistics arise (no pun intended) for EU countries:

UK:  In 2002 men aged 55-70, erectile dysfunction was shown 6.9% of
men 55-60, 12.5% in men 61-65 and 22.2% in men 66-70.

In Germany, 4489 men aged 30-80 showed erectile dysfunction prevelance
was 19.2% with a steep (2.3%-53.4%) age-related increase.

Spain:  A study of 2476 men aged 25-70 showed the overall prevelance was mild

Belgium:  800 men aged 50-70, the overall age-adjusted prevelance was
10.1% for severe, 24.7% for moderate and 26.6% for mild

Finland:  Men aged 50-73 showed 45% minimal ED, 11% moderate ED and 7% complete ED

Netherlands:  1688 men aged 50-78, 17% reported ED and increased from
3% in men 50-54 up to 26% in men 70-78

The report shows an average prevelance of ED in the EU of 20-45%

Prevalence of erectile dysfunction in European Union
crystal4290-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great answer.  Thank you for the clarification and the data for France and Germany.

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