How common is urinary incontinence?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Urinary incontinence is an underdiagnosed and underreported problem that increases with age—affecting 50-84% of the elderly in long-term care facilities [1] —and at any age is more than twice as common in females than in males.


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