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BJU Article: Chinese epidemiology (personality urinary weight)
BJU Int. 2004 Sep;94(4):568-70.
An epidemiological study of patients with chronic prostatitis.
Liang CZ, Zhang XJ, Hao ZY, Yang S, Wang DB, Shi HQ, Liu C.
Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui medical
University, Hefei, China.
OBJECTIVE To assess possible causes, clinical symptoms and
improvements in treatment for chronic prostatitis in China. PATIENTS
AND METHODS The study comprised 3000 patients with chronic prostatitis
(aged 20-59 years), selected from urological clinics at province, city
and county levels in Anhui (a province in mid-eastern China).
Anonymous questionnaires were distributed which included 29 items to
ascertain patient age, height, weight, educational background,
personality, career, disease course, treatment status, prostatic fluid
test and score of the National Institute of Health Chronic Prostatitis
Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI). RESULTS In all, 2498 valid questionnaires
were collected (response rate 83.3%); 78.2% of the patients were aged
<40 years and there were fewer patients in groups of increasing age.
Discomfort and pain in the pelvis was reported by 52.3%, pain on
urination by 23.0%, ***ual discomfort by 21.8%, urinary frequency by
65.8%, and voiding discomfort by 74.4%; 34.9% of men were satisfied
with their previous treatment. CONCLUSION In China there are fewer
patients with chronic prostatitis as age increases. The main symptoms
were voiding dysfunction, e.g. frequent urination. The prevalence of
pain, e.g. on urination, was significantly less than do***ented in
other parts of the world. Most patients had used antibiotics to treat
their prostatitis; generally the effect of treating prostatitis was