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Urogenital symptoms in women aged 50-59 years. Women's Health in Lund Area (WHILSA) Study Group

Samsioe, Göran LU ; Heraib, F; Lidfeldt, Jonas LU ; Nerbrand, Christina LU ; Lindholm, L; Agardh, Carl-David LU and Scherstén, Bengt LU (1999) In Gynecological Endocrinology 13(2). p.113-117
Abstract
Problems related to the urogenital tract are common in elderly women. Control of micturition is often impeded and questionnaire-based studies have reported a prevalence of poor control of micturition in about 30% of postmenopausal women. In an ongoing cohort comprising women born between 1935 and 1945, an interim analysis was performed in 1800 women based on an interview and questionnaire. The prevalence of urinary incontinence was found to be 33%, which is in accordance with previous reports. The main difference between the interview and the questionnaire was that the interview could take into account intensity as well as intermittence of symptoms. There were no differences between premenopausal women and postmenopausal women using or not... (More)
Problems related to the urogenital tract are common in elderly women. Control of micturition is often impeded and questionnaire-based studies have reported a prevalence of poor control of micturition in about 30% of postmenopausal women. In an ongoing cohort comprising women born between 1935 and 1945, an interim analysis was performed in 1800 women based on an interview and questionnaire. The prevalence of urinary incontinence was found to be 33%, which is in accordance with previous reports. The main difference between the interview and the questionnaire was that the interview could take into account intensity as well as intermittence of symptoms. There were no differences between premenopausal women and postmenopausal women using or not using hormone replacement therapy. In agreement with earlier studies, we found poorer control of micturition in parous women. A higher percentage of incontinence was also found in women who had lost more than 5 kg in body weight during the preceding 5 years. In addition, women with a family history of diabetes were more prone to complaints of incontinence. Of the 155 women who had a family history of diabetes, 66 were incontinent (p < 0.01). It was also found that women who were incontinent were more often on regular surveillance for various diseases, using more medications regularly and had been hospitalized during the last 5 years more often than women who were continent. There were no differences in smoking habits. The present results imply that urinary incontinence in women is of a complicated origin and that the hormonal situation plays a minor role for this socially handicapping symptom. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Problems related to the urogenital tract are common in elderly women. Control of micturition is often impeded and questionnaire-based studies have reported a prevalence of poor control of micturition in about 30% of postmenopausal women. In an ongoing cohort comprising women born between 1935 and 1945, an interim analysis was performed in 1800 women based on an interview and questionnaire. The prevalence of urinary incontinence was found to be 33%, which is in accordance with previous reports. The main difference between the interview and the questionnaire was that the interview could take into account intensity as well as intermittence of symptoms. There were no differences between premenopausal women and postmenopausal women using or not using hormone replacement therapy. In agreement with earlier studies, we found poorer control of micturition in parous women. A higher percentage of incontinence was also found in women who had lost more than 5 kg in body weight during the preceding 5 years. In addition, women with a family history of diabetes were more prone to complaints of incontinence. Of the 155 women who had a family history of diabetes, 66 were incontinent (p &lt; 0.01). It was also found that women who were incontinent were more often on regular surveillance for various diseases, using more medications regularly and had been hospitalized during the last 5 years more often than women who were continent. There were no differences in smoking habits. The present results imply that urinary incontinence in women is of a complicated origin and that the hormonal situation plays a minor role for this socially handicapping symptom.},
  author       = {Samsioe, Göran and Heraib, F and Lidfeldt, Jonas and Nerbrand, Christina and Lindholm, L and Agardh, Carl-David and Scherstén, Bengt},
  issn         = {0951-3590},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {113--117},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Gynecological Endocrinology},
  title        = {Urogenital symptoms in women aged 50-59 years. Women's Health in Lund Area (WHILSA) Study Group},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {1999},
}