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Erectile Dysfunction Severity as a Risk Marker for Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalisation and All-Cause Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study

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Relative risk of any CVD admission since baseline among men with severe/moderate erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to those with mild/no erectile dysfunction (no ED), in a range of population subgroups, among men with no previous CVD.

*RR adjusted for age. #RR adjusted for age, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, marital status, income, education, physical activity (PA), BMI, diabetes, and current treatment for hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia where appropriate. RRs are represented with squares with areas inversely proportional to the variance of the logarithm of the RR, providing an indication of the amount of statistical information available. 95% CIs are indicated by horizontal lines. The vertical dotted line represents the overall RR of CVD events in men with moderate/severe erectile dysfunction versus no/mild erectile dysfunction. Defacto, living with a partner.

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