Table 2

Age-adjusted associations of biomedical factors with male reproductive health problems: OR (95% CI)

Characteristic

Number of men with the condition/taking medicationa

ED

LUTS

PD

pAD


Co-morbid condition (self-report)

Cerebrovascular disease

177

2.1 (1.5-3.0)*

1.5 (1.1-2.1)*

1.0 (0.7-1.4)

1.3 (0.9-1.9)

Cardiovascular disease

559

2.0 (1.6-2.5)**

1.4 (1.2-1.7)**

1.2 (1.0-1.4)

1.5 (1.2-1.8)**

Hypertensive disease

1294

1.6 (1.3-1.8)**

1.5 (1.3-1.7)**

1.1 (1.0-1.4)

1.5 (1.3-1.8)**

Diabetes requiring treatment

345

2.8 (2.1-3.7)**

1.4 (1.1-1.8)*

0.8 (0.7-1.1)

2.2 (1.7-2.8)**

Depressive symptomatology

640

1.8 (1.4-2.3)**

1.7 (1.4-2.1)**

1.6 (1.2-2.1)**

2.1 (1.7-2.7)**

Prostate surgery

303

3.0 (2.3-4.0)**

1.3 (1.0-1.7)

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1.8 (1.4-2.3)**

Medication

Depression

706

1.9 (1.5-2.3)**

1.7 (1.4-2.1)**

1.5 (1.2-1.8)**

2.1 (1.7-2.5)**

High Blood pressure

1218

1.7 (1.5-2.0)**

1.3 (1.1-1.5)*

1.2 (1.0-1.5)

1.4 (1.2-1.6)**

High cholesterol

857

1.8 (1.5-2.1)**

1.3 (1.1-1.5)*

1.2 (1.0-1.5)

1.6 (1.4-1.9)**


a Note: numbers included in each analysis differ slightly from those presented here due to missing data.

* p < 0.01 ** p < 0.001

Holden et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:96   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-96

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