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  1. Analysis of the prevalence of voiding symptoms in Maori, Pacific Island, and Caucasian New Zealand men.

    Article - En anglais


    Data from a community-based sample of 515 men were used to assess the prevalence and presentation of voiding symptoms in Caucasian, Maori, and Pacific Island men in the city of Porirua, New Zealand.


    A random sample, stratified by age groups of 10 years, was obtained for men 40 years and older.

    Two hundred men were entered into each 10-year age stratum.

    Frequency of symptoms and quality of life were measured using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.

    Bothersomeness of symptoms was assessed using questions from the American Urological Association symptom bother index.

    Data were analyzed according to age and ethnic group with differences between groups measured by analysis of variance.


    Symptom score was found to increase with increasing age of subjects, with men in the 40 to 49 years age group recording a mean score (±SE) of 2.9 ± 0.3, increasing to a mean score of 4.8 ± 0.4 for men aged 50 to 59 years, 7.4 ± 0.9 for men aged 60 to 69 years, and 7.4 ± 0.9 for men in the 70 year and older age group.

    Significant symptoms, represented by a symptom score of 8 or greater, were found in 12.9% of men aged 40 to 49 years, 22.3% of men aged 50 to 59 years, 33.7% of men aged 60 to 69 years, and 33.3% in the 70 year and older age group.

    No difference was demonstrated in the prevalence of symptoms between Caucasian, Maori, and Pacific Island men.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Adénome, Prostate, Obstruction, Voie urinaire, Urètre, Cystométrie, Etude comparative, Complication, Exploration, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Homme, Mâle, Ethnie, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Education sanitaire, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Tumeur bénigne, Voie urinaire pathologie, Urètre pathologie, Urodynamique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adenoma, Prostate, Obstruction, Urinary tract, Urethra, Cystometry, Comparative study, Complication, Exploration, Epidemiology, Adult, Human, Male, Ethnic group, New Zealand, Oceania, Health education, Urinary system disease, Male genital diseases, Prostate disease, Benign neoplasm, Urinary tract disease, Urethral disease, Urodynamics

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0593410

    Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 01/03/1996.