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Title: Sexual problems among women and men aged 40-80 y: prevalence and correlates identified in the global study of sexual attitudes and behaviors
Authors: Laumann, Edward O.
Nicolosi, Alfredo
Glasser, Dale B.
Paik, A.
Gingell, Clive
Moreira Júnior, Edson Duarte
Wang, Tianfu
GSSAB Investigators’ Group
Affilliation: University of Chicago. Chicago, USA.
National Research Council. Milan, Italy / Columbia University. NY, USA.
Pfizer Inc. NY, USA.
University of Iowa. IA, USA.
Southmead Hospital. Bristol, UK.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil.
University of Chicago. Chicago, USA.
Abstract: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors (GSSAB) is an international survey of various aspects of sex and relationships among adults aged 40-80 y. An analysis of GSSAB data was performed to estimate the prevalence and correlates of sexual problems in 13,882 women and 13,618 men from 29 countries. The overall response rate was modest; however, the estimates of prevalence of sexual problems are comparable with published values. Several factors consistently elevated the likelihood of sexual problems. Age was an important correlate of lubrication difficulties among women and of several sexual problems, including a lack of interest in sex, the inability to reach orgasm, and erectile difficulties among men. We conclude that sexual difficulties are relatively common among mature adults throughout the world. Sexual problems tend to be more associated with physical health and aging among men than women.
Keywords: Epidemiology
Health surveys
Sexual disorders
Risk factors
DeCS: Comportamento Sexual/fisiologia
Disfunção Sexual Fisiológica/epidemiologia
Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais
Coleta de Dados
Disfunção Erétil/epidemiologia
Fatores de Risco
Fatores Sexuais
Disfunções Sexuais Psicogênicas/epidemiologia
Fatores Socioeconômicos
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: LAUMANN, E. O. et al. Sexual problems among women and men aged 40-80 y: prevalence and correlates identified in the global study of sexual attitudes and behaviors. International Journal of Impotence Research, v. 17, n. 1, p. 39-57, 2005.
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901250
ISSN: 0955-9930
Copyright: open access
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