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Title: A population-based survey of sexual activity, sexual problems and associated help-seeking behavior patterns in mature adults in the United States of America
Authors: Laumann, Edward O.
Glasser, Dale B.
Neves, Raimundo Celestino Silva
Moreira Júnior, Edson Duarte
GSSAB Investigators’ Group
Affilliation: University of Chicago. Department of Sociology. Chicago, USA.
Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, USA.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
GSSAB Investigators’ Group.
Abstract: To study sexual activity, the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and related help-seeking behaviors among mature adults in the United States of America, a telephone survey was conducted in 2001–2002. A total of 1491 individuals (742 men/749 women) aged 40–80 years completed the survey. Overall, 79.4% of men and 69.3% of women had engaged in sexual intercourse during the 12months preceding the interview. Early ejaculation (26.2%) and erectile difficulties (22.5%) were the most common male sexual problems. A lack of sexual interest (33.2%) and lubrication difficulties (21.5%) were the most common female sexual problems. Less than 25% of men and women with a sexual problem had sought help for their sexual problem(s) from a health professional. Many men and women in the United States report continued sexual interest and activity into middle age and beyond. Although a number of sexual problems are highly prevalent, few people seek medical help.
Keywords: Epidemiology
Health surveys
Impotence
Prevalence
Sex
Sexual disorders
DeCS: Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde
Comportamento Sexual/estatística & dados numéricos
Disfunção Sexual Fisiológica/epidemiologia
Disfunções Sexuais Psicogênicas/epidemiologia
Adulto
Fatores Etários
Idoso
Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais
Atitude
Coleta de Dados
Relações Familiares
Feminino
Nível de Saúde
Humanos
Modelos Logísticos
Masculino
Meia-Idade
Questionários
Religião
Fatores Socioeconômicos
Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: LAUMANN, E. O. et al. A population-based survey of sexual activity, sexual problems and associated help-seeking behavior patterns in mature adults in the United States of America. International Journal of Impotence Research, v. 21, n. 3, p. 171-178, 2009.
DOI: 10.1038/ijir.2009.7
ISSN: 0955-9930
Copyright: open access
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