Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence in Different Age Categories

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Universidade de Franca Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2009
Last updated: May 20, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

Introduction: Urinary incontinence (UI) is considered erroneously by many as being a phenomenon of the aging process, however there is a growing prevalence of complaints of UI in nulliparous and nulligest young women.

Objective: To investigate the prevalence of urinary incontinence in women of different age groups.

Method: 78 nulliparous and nulligest women of different resident age groups in the city of France, being these divided in: G1 (10-18 years); G2 (20-35 years); G3 (45-60 years) and G4 (65-75 years). Excluded from this study were women with cancer or surgeries of the inferior urinary treatment, urinary infection, alterations cognitive, pregnant and obesity. All the participants were questioned as a perception of urine loss, to the efforts or effortlessly evident.

Urinary Incontinence

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Prevalence of the Urinary Incontinence in Adolescents, Young, Adults and Aged

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Further study details as provided by Universidade de Franca:

Enrollment: 78
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Group I
10-18 years
Group II
20-35 years
Group III
45-60 years
Group IV
65-75 years

Detailed Description:

All participants were asked about perceived loss of urine, the effort or without apparent effort. The responses of participants from G1 were offered by parents and / or responsible.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The study included 78 nulliparous and nulligest women of different ages living in the city of Franca, and these are divided into: G1 (10-18 years), G2 (20-35 years), G3 (45-60 years) and G4 (65-75 years).

Women with a history of cancer or surgery of the lower urinary tract, urinary tract infection, cognitive changes, pregnancy and obesity, were excluded from this study.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • nulliparous and nulligest women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women with cancer reported
  • surgeries of the inferior urinary treatment
  • urinary infection
  • cognitive alterations
  • pregnant
  • obesity
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00906607

Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade de Franca
Study Director: Lislei Patrizzi Universidade de Franca
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Universidade de Franca Identifier: NCT00906607     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0077/08
Study First Received: May 19, 2009
Last Updated: May 20, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Universidade de Franca:
Urinary Incontinence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Incontinence
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Urological Manifestations
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