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Factors associated with urinary incontinence in women
Author(s)J W G Yarnell, G J Voyle, P M Sweetham
Journal titleJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol 36, 1982
Pagespp 58-63
KeywordsOlder women ; Incontinence.
AnnotationPossible aetiological factors for urinary incontinence were examined in a prevalence study among a random sample of 1000 women aged 18+. Infective factors were not markedly associated with incontinence, but mechanical factors such as parity and obesity were. No association was found, however, between a history of perineal damage at childbirth and incontinence. Women with incontinence had on average a higher score for a "neuroticism" trait elicited by questionnaire than women without the disorder. (OFFPRINT) (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930607062 A
ClassmarkBD: CTM *

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