FEMALE UROLOGY URINARY INCONTINENCE. WHY do we need to learn something about incontinence? When is a condition “IMPORTANT” ?. “IMPORTANT” Diseases. Life - threatening Common, afflicts many Debilitating, affects quality of life Financially straining, costly
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There remains a paucity of information regarding urinary incontinence in non-caucasian women worldwide.- Hunskaar, et al. Epidemiology and Natural History of Urinary Incontinence.Incontinence. Ed. Abrams, Khoury and Wein. 1999
Have you ever leaked urine inappropriately before reaching the toilet
in the past 6 months?
Leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing, etc.
Leakage of urine associated with
a strong sensation to void
TOTAL : incontinence in non-caucasian women worldwide.7875
Males : 2369
Females : 5506
Participating countries :
TOTAL : 5506
* Fukui, 1986
** Hampel, et al. 1997
0 – no bother, 5 – severe
YES : 53.7%
* NIH Consensus Statement on Urinary Incontinence,1988
** Holts et al, 1988