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Table 4 International comparison of community samples: Internal structure of the AMS. Factor loadings only depicted if 0.5 or more in the sub-scales: psychological (psych), somatic (somat), and sexual sub-scale (sex). Germany: aggregate of samples 1996, 1997, and 2003.

From: The Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scale: review of its methodological characteristics

   Germany United Kingdom Rest Europe Asia
  N 5809 96 118 45
  Item Nr. Psych Somat Sex Psych Somat Sex Psych Somat Sex Psych Somat Sex
Burned out 13 0.7       0.5    0.8   
Depressive, more 11 0.8    0.7    0.7    0.6 0.6  
Irritability, increased 6 0.6    0.8    0.7    0.7   
Anxious, more 8 0.7    0.8    0.7     0.6  
Nervousness, more 7 0.7    0.8    0.7     0.5  
Joint complaints, more 2   0.8    0.5    0.5    0.8  
Sweating, increased 3   0.5   0.7    0.6    0.8   
Sleep, need for more 5   0.6    0.7    0.8    0.6  
Well-being, impaired 1   0.7    0.6    0.5    0.6  
Sleep disturbances, more 4   0.5   0.8     0.7    0.8  
Muscular weakness 10   0.6    0.7    0.5   0.6 0.5  
Physical exhaustion 9   0.6   0.7     0.6    0.8  
Sexual potency, impaired 15    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9
Morning erections, less 16    0.9    0.8    0.8    0.9
Libido, disturbed 17    0.9    0.9    0.8    0.8
Passed peak 12 0.5     0.6   0.5    0.6   
Decrease of beard growth 14      0.6    0.5    0.8