Author(s):Klein BE,Klein R, Lee KE, Bruskewitz RC. Correlates of urinary symptom scores in men. Am J Public Health. 1999 Nov;89(11):1745-8. PMID 10553401
Journal: American Journal Of Public Health, Volume 89, Issue 11, Nov 1999
OBJECTIVES This study determined the prevalence of urinary symptoms and their relationship to characteristics of a cohort of men in Beaver Dam, Wis, from 1993 to 1995.
METHODS A standardized questionnaire concerning urinary symptoms (the American Urological Association Urinary Symptom Questionnaire) was administered.
RESULTS All outcomes were associated with age and history of enlarged prostate. Urinary frequency (57%) and nocturia (65%) were the most common individual symptoms. Diuretic usage, diabetes, history of cardiovascular disease, and smoking were related to specific symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS While urinary symptoms are associated with age and history of enlarged prostate, symptoms may also be attributable to other diseases and exposures.