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Epidemiology of overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence 

Epidemiology of overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence
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Epidemiology of overactive bladder syndrome and urinary incontinence
Author(s):

Abrams Paul

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199599394.003.0002
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date: 26 May 2019

Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome and urinary incontinence (UI) are prevalent conditions.

Storage lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are more prevalent than voiding or post-micturition LUTS.

Prevalence of OAB and UI:

increases with age

is slightly higher in women than men

varies by country

is higher than many other co-morbidities or chronic conditions.

OAB and UI negatively affect quality of life.

OAB and UI cost society millions of dollars.

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