Urinary incontinence in Northern Ireland: a prevalence study

L.M. Dolan, Karen Casson, P McDonald, R.G. Ashe

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Abstract

To determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence in a Northern Ireland community drawn from four neighbouring geographical areas and to assess factors predisposing to the development of urinary incontinence. A three-page self-administered postal questionnaire was sent to 1050 women (age range 35-74 years), recruited randomly from a target population of 43 829 women. The main survey was preceded by a pilot survey. Respondents and those not responding were compared. The overall response rate was 65.6% (689/1050); there was no significant difference between respondents and those not responding. Two-hundred and thirty-one women (33.5%) reported incontinence 'sometimes' and 161 (23.4%) 'often'. Of those who had urinary incontinence, sanitary protection was required by 21.7% (85/392). This equates to 12.3% (85) of the total study population. Age (chi2=20.34; P
LanguageEnglish
Pages760-766
JournalBJU International
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1999

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Northern Ireland
Urinary Incontinence
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Services Needs and Demand
Causality
Surveys and Questionnaires
Population

Keywords

  • urinary incontinence
  • epidemiology
  • pelvic floor exercises
  • childbirth

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Dolan, L.M. ; Casson, Karen ; McDonald, P ; Ashe, R.G. / Urinary incontinence in Northern Ireland: a prevalence study. In: BJU International. 1999 ; Vol. 83, No. 7. pp. 760-766.
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