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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Stress urinary incontinence in climacteric women in a northeastern Brazilian municipality: a household survey
Author: Oliveira Brito, Luiz Gustavo
Oliveira Brito, Luciane Maria
da Costa Chein, Maria Bethania
de Andrade Malheiros, Elizabeth Santos
Duarte, Thaiana Bezerra
Pinto-Neto, Aarao Mendes
Abstract: Low socioeconomic factors may influence the development of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Thus far, there is little research available on SUI in developing countries. We aimed to determine whether the prevalence of SUI in a northeastern Brazilian municipality was higher or lower than in the general female population. Cross-sectional household cluster study of 1,180 climacteric women in the So Luis municipality (Maranho state, Brazil) was conducted using a standardized questionnaire that was previously tested in a pilot study and administered by interviewers to obtain socioeconomic and cultural information, climacteric aspects, and life habits related to SUI. From this population, 15.34% (n = 181) had SUI; this prevalence did not change with age. More than half (57.92%) of the patients replied that they had not consulted a physician for their SUI. The presence of SUI was not associated with any socioeconomic or gynecological variables after multivariate analysis. The prevalence of SUI in So Luis was similar to the rates observed in the general global female population. Socioeconomic and gynecological variables were not associated with SUI.
Subject: Stress urinary incontinence
Menopausal status
Household survey
Editor: Springer
Citation: International Urogynecology Journal. Springer, v.23, n.5, p.639-645, 2012
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00192-012-1697-z
Date Issue: 2012
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