Diabetes and Urinary Incontinence in 50- to 90-year-old Women: A cross-sectional population-based study

TitleDiabetes and Urinary Incontinence in 50- to 90-year-old Women: A cross-sectional population-based study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsLewis, CM, Schrader, RM, Many, A, Mackay, M, Rogers, RG
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume53
Issue6
Pagination879-885
Call Numberpubs_2005_Lewis_etal.pdf
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Risk Taking
Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between urinary incontinence and diabetes in a large community-based population of women. Study design: The Health and Retirement Study is a large multistage area probability sample of households in the United States. Data were collected from 10,678 women aged 50 to 90 years. Dependent variables were no, mild, and severe incontinence. Independent variables consisted of demographic and health data. Diabetes was dichotomized into insulin-requiring (IRDM) and non insulin-requiring disease (NIRDM). Survey-based ordered logistic regression was used to simultaneously analyze associations between incontinence groups. Results: Urinary incontinence was reported by 22 (2319/10,678) of women. IRDM was associated with urinary incontinence (odds ratio OR 1.63; 95 CI 1.28-2.09), but NIRDM was not (OR 1.20; 95 CI 1.00-1.45). Conclusion: IRDM is independently associated with urinary incontinence in women ages 50 to 90 years, independent of patient body mass index, comorbidities, or age.

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Endnote Keywords

Diabetes/Urinary Incontinence/Risk Factors

Endnote ID

15350

Citation Key7036