White women are more likely to have stress urinary incontinence compared to African-American and Asian women.
Up to 3 out of 10 older adults living at home have problems with urinary incontinence.2
About 3 out of 10 older adults in the hospital have incontinence.2
About 5 out of 10 older adults living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities have incontinence.2
Chapple CR, Milson I (2012). Urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse: Epidemiology and pathophysiology. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th ed., vol. 3, pp. 1871-1895. Philadelphia: Saunders.
Resnick, NM (2012). Incontinence. In L Goldman, A Shafer, eds., Goldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th ed., pp. 110-114. Philadelphia: Saunders.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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