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Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Apr;23(4):473-9. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1588-8. Epub 2011 Dec 13.

The prevalence of urinary incontinence in American Indian women from a South Dakota tribe.

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  • 1Sanford Health, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA. fiegenm@sanfordhealth.org

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:

The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the prevalence and associated risk factors for urinary incontinence in a Northern Plains tribe of American Indian women.

METHODS:

The Urogenital Distress Inventory-Short Form was used to assess urinary incontinence in a sample of American Indian women from one tribe. This was a cross-sectional convenience sampling of 234 eligible participants. Participant's ages ranged from 18 to 80 years. Stata/Se 9.1 software was used in statistical analysis.

RESULTS:

The overall prevalence of urinary stress incontinence was 15.4%, urgency incontinence 2.14%, and mixed incontinence 20.5%. Both stress and urgency incontinence was found to be low in this sample population.

CONCLUSIONS:

A reduced prevalence of stress and urgency incontinence is seen in our sample. Our study group showed a high prevalence of known risk factors associated with urinary incontinence. We intend to extend our study for further understanding of this patient population.

PMID:
22159561
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PMCID:
PMC4059537
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