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ED cases among troops double since 2004: Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S.... #airforce

ED cases among troops double since 2004: Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S.... #airforce

Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013. A new report from military epidemiologists indicates that 100,248 cases of ED were diagnosed among active duty service members in the 10-year period, with more than half the cases classified as “psychogenic,” meaning the dysfunction was related to psychiatric rather than physical causes. The report, published Tuesday in the September Military Surveillance Monthly Report by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, examined the medical records of all active-duty personnel who served during the timeframe. Researchers found that the overall incidence rate of ED climbed from 5.8 cases per 1,000 person-years in 2004 to 12.6 cases in 2013, or more than 1 percent of the total population. A “person-year” is a statistical measu...

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