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Five-year incidence and remission rates of female urinary incontinence in a Swedish population less than 65 years old.
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PMID:  10992175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the incidence and remission rates of urinary incontinence in a population-based sample of women. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 382 (87.6%) of 436 eligible women aged 20 to 59 years answered a questionnaire and underwent a gynecologic examination at baseline and were followed up approximately 5 years later. RESULTS: Urinary incontinence was present in 23.6% of women at baseline and in 27.5% at follow-up. The mean annual incidence rate of incontinence was 2.9%, and the mean annual incidence rate of incontinence weekly or more often was 0.5%. Women that were receiving estrogen at baseline were more likely than other women to have incontinence during follow-up. The mean annual remission rate among the 90 women who were incontinent at baseline was 5.9%. The annual net increase of incontinence in the study population was 0. 82%. CONCLUSION: Female urinary incontinence seems to be a dynamic condition with a relatively high rate of spontaneous remission, a fact of which physicians should be aware when assessing and planning prevention and treatment strategies.
E C Samuelsson; F T Victor; K F Svärdsudd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  183     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-10     Completed Date:  2000-10-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Family Medicine Section, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, University Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cohort Studies
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Logistic Models
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Pelvic Floor
Progestins / therapeutic use
Quality of Life
Urinary Incontinence / epidemiology*
Urinary Incontinence, Stress / epidemiology
Weight Gain
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