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Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Dec 25;51(12):914-920. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-567X.2016.12.007.

[Prevalence and associated factors of female urinary incontinence in Hebei province].

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050000, China.


Objective: To estimate the prevalence and associated factors of adult female urinary incontinence in Hebei province. Methods: Stratified and multistage sampling method was used, between January 2016 to May 2016, to investigate the target population in Hebei province. While, logistic regression was used to analyse datas. Results: A population-based survey was conducted in 2 450 women in Hebei province, there were 2 408 effective questionnaires after deleting 48 invalid questionnaires. According to the results, the average age of subjects was (56±15) years old, and the urinary incontinence prevalence of adult female in Hebei province was 27.70% (667/2 408). Stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence were diagnosed as 23.13% (557/2 408), 1.58% (38/2 408) and 2.99% (72/2 408), respectively. There were only 2.85% (19/667) urinary incontinence patients seeking medical help. The results of logistic regression analysis showed that age, daily water intake, pulmonary diseases, urinary tract infection, hypertension, chronic low back pain, dysmenorrhea, vaginitis, abortion, mode of delivery, postpartum infection were statistically significant (all P≤0.05). Among these factors, cesarean section was the protective factor for urinary incontinence (OR=0.365, 95 % CI: 0.195-0.685, P<0.01). Conclusions: The prevalence of urinary incontinence in adult female in Hebei province is high, and there are few patients seeking medical help. It is a common disorder in women and is associated with many factors; among these factors, cesarean section is the protective factor for urinary incontinence.

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