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Lower urinary tract symptoms in relation to region of birth in 95,393 men living in Australia: the 45 and Up Study

Latz, Isabel; Weber, Marianne F; Korda, Rosemary; Smith, David; Clements, MS; Patel, Manish; Dwyer, Terry; Tikellis, Gabriella; Banks, Emily

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Purpose Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are very common among older men globally, but evidence regarding the relationship between LUTS and country of origin is limited. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the prevalence of LUTS and region of birth in a large, ethnically diverse population of older men resident in New South Wales, Australia. Methods Data on LUTS, demographic and behavioural factors were collected by postal questionnaire from 2006 to 2009 and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLatz, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Marianne F
dc.contributor.authorKorda, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorSmith, David
dc.contributor.authorClements, MS
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Manish
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, Terry
dc.contributor.authorTikellis, Gabriella
dc.contributor.authorBanks, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:08:28Z
dc.identifier.issn0724-4983
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/28619
dc.description.abstractPurpose Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are very common among older men globally, but evidence regarding the relationship between LUTS and country of origin is limited. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the prevalence of LUTS and region of birth in a large, ethnically diverse population of older men resident in New South Wales, Australia. Methods Data on LUTS, demographic and behavioural factors were collected by postal questionnaire from 2006 to 2009 and analysed for 95,393 men aged 45 and over from the 45 and Up Study, who had not had previous prostate surgery. Logistic regression was used to investigate the association between region of birth and moderate/severe LUTS, ascertained using a modified International Prostate Symptom Score, adjusting for age, income, education, alcohol consumption and smoking. Results Overall, 18,530 (19.4 %) men had moderate or severe LUTS. Compared to Australian-born men, prevalence of moderate/severe LUTS was significantly higher in men born in the Middle East & North Africa, Southeast Asia and North America regions (adjusted odds ratios (OR) = 1.43; 95 % CI = 1.23–1.66, OR = 1.25; 1.10–1.42, OR = 1.26; 1.05–1.52, respectively), whereas men from the UK & Ireland had significantly lower prevalence (OR = 0.85; 0.80–0.90). Patterns of association were generally similar for storage- and voiding-related types of LUTS. However, participants born in Sub-Saharan Africa showed a significantly elevated prevalence of moderate/severe voiding symptoms (1.22; 1.03–1.45) but not storage symptoms, compared to Australian-born respondents. Conclusion The prevalence of LUTS and of specific subtypes of LUTS varies according to region of birth.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceWorld Journal of Urology
dc.subjectKeywords: Benign prostatic; Country of birth; Ethnicity; Hyperplasia; Lower urinary tract symptoms
dc.titleLower urinary tract symptoms in relation to region of birth in 95,393 men living in Australia: the 45 and Up Study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume31
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor119999 - Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4226546xPUB59
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLatz, Isabel, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWeber, Marianne F, Cancer Council NSW
local.contributor.affiliationKorda, Rosemary, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSmith, David, Cancer Council NSW
local.contributor.affiliationClements, MS, Karolinska Institutet
local.contributor.affiliationPatel, Manish, The University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationDwyer, Terry, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
local.contributor.affiliationTikellis, Gabriella, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
local.contributor.affiliationBanks, Emily, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issueSeptember
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage673
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage682
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s00345-012-0937-7
local.identifier.absseo929999 - Health not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:47:00Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84878261979
local.identifier.thomsonID000319357300037
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