How prevalent is urinary incontinence?

Several studies have looked at the incidence of this distressing and common problem. The results show a surprisingly high incidence with at least one woman in twenty aged 15 to 34 years leaking urine at least twice each month and a further 16% having an accident of some degree once a month. For women aged 35 to 64 years, 10% will have two or more accidents monthly and a further 14% will have one accidental loss. In a study in Leicestershire, 41% had some degree of incontinence, 6% reported the problem occurred regularly and 15% required protection during exercise. Studies also show the reluctance of patients to seek medical advice. At least 50% of women with incontinence restricting their lives have not been to their doctor and half the patients seeking medical advice for the first time have had problems for more than four years. Stress incontinence occurs two or three times more often than urge incontinence.

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