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Neurourol Urodyn. 2009;28(1):22-5. doi: 10.1002/nau.20513.

Prevalence and correlates of painful bladder syndrome symptoms in Fuzhou Chinese women.

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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dongfang Hospital, Fuzhou, China.

Abstract

AIMS:

We randomly sampled a community-based, healthy population to evaluate the prevalence and correlates of painful bladder syndrome (PBS) symptoms.

METHODS:

We randomly sampled 6,066 women (3.0% of registered female residents) aged 20 years or above in Fuzhou and mailed Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms questionnaire for women self-completion. Four thousand six hundred eight four (77.2%) women with evaluable data were included in this study.

RESULTS:

The prevalence of PBS symptoms in Fuzhou Chinese women was 0.98% (n = 46). A multiple logistic regression analysis showed parity >2, diabetes mellitus, and smoking were correlated with PBS symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS:

The prevalence of PBS symptoms in Chinese women is similar to those in Occidental women. Parity >2, diabetes mellitus, and smoking are potential correlates for PBS symptoms.

PMID:
18671294
DOI:
10.1002/nau.20513
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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