Table 3 Confidence in achieving and maintaining an erection among those who reported no sexual activity in the past 4 weeks

From: Prevalence of erectile dysfunction among middle-aged men in a metropolitan area in Germany

  Age categories
Confidence (n=490) 40–49% (n=57) 50–59% (n=95) 60–69% (n=139) 70–79% (n=199)
Very higha 35 13 6 1
Higha 27 32 19 5
Moderateb 26 25 25 20
Lowb 5 16 13 19
Very lowb 7 14 37 55
  1. aVery high and high were summarized to high and excluded in the ED ‘EF confidence’ approach.
  2. bModerate, low and very low were summarized to low and included in the ED ‘EF confidence’ approach.