The prevalence of urinary symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia was studied in a community-based, nationwide, representative sample of 2,011 French men 50 to 80 years old.
Symptoms were assessed by the American Urological Association symptom index.
After exclusion of patients with prostate cancer, 6.9% of the subjects reported having undergone prostate surgery.
Among the surgery-free subjects, nocturia and repeat voiding within 2 hours were the most prevalent symptoms.
Based on the American Urological Association symptom index, 18.8% of the men were considered free of urinary symptoms, and 67%, 13% and 1.2%, respectively, ranked between 1 and 7, 8 and 19, and 20 or more.
The proportion of men scoring greater than 7 approximately doubled with each decade of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertrophie, Prostate, Fonction vésicale, Homme, Exploration, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Mâle, Prostate pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Tumeur bénigne, Appareil urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertrophy, Prostate, Bladder function, Human, Exploration, Epidemiology, Sex, Male, Prostatic disease, Male genital diseases, Benign neoplasm, Urinary system disease
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