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Sex Med. 2017 Mar;5(1):e37-e43. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2016.11.002. Epub 2016 Dec 29.

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Premature Ejaculation in the Anhui Male Population in China: Evidence-Based Unified Definition of Lifelong and Acquired Premature Ejaculation.

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1
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China.
2
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China. Electronic address: xiansheng-zhang@163.com.
3
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China. Electronic address: Liang_chaozha0@163.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

In 2014, new evidence-based definitions of lifelong premature ejaculation (LPE) and acquired premature ejaculation (APE) were proposed by the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Based on the new PE definitions, the prevalence of and factors associated with LPE and APE have not been investigated in China.

AIM:

To evaluate the prevalence of and factors associated with LPE and APE in men with the complaint of PE in China.

METHODS:

From December 2011 to December 2015, a cross-sectional field survey was conducted in five cities in the Anhui province of China. Questionnaire data of 3,579 men were collected in our database. The questionnaire included subjects' demographic information and medical and sexual histories. Men who were not satisfied with their time to ejaculate were accepted as having the complaint of PE. Men with the complaint of PE who met the new definition of PE were diagnosed as having LPE or APE.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

New definition of LPE and APE.

RESULTS:

Of 3,579 men who completed the questionnaire, 34.62% complained of PE. Mean age, body mass index, and self-estimated intravaginal ejaculatory latency time for all subjects were 34.97 ± 9.02 years, 23.33 ± 3.56 kg/m2, and 3.09 ± 1.36 minutes, respectively. The prevalences of LPE and APE in men with the complaint of PE were 10.98% and 21.39%, respectively. LPE and APE were associated with age, body mass index, and smoking and exercise rates (P < .001 for all comparisons). Men with APE reported more comorbidities than men with LPE, especially in the presence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and heart disease (P < .001 for all comparisons).

CONCLUSION:

In this study, the prevalences of LPE and APE in men with the complaint of PE were 10.98% and 21.39%, respectively. Patients with APE were older and more likely to smoke, had more comorbidities, and had a higher body mass index than patients with LPE.

KEYWORDS:

Acquired Premature Ejaculation; Associated Factors; Lifelong Premature Ejaculation; New Definition of Premature Ejaculation; Prevalence

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