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Prevalence and Incidence of Urinary Incontinence

Prevalance of Urinary Incontinence:

13 million adults (NIDDK); 1 in 10 over 65 (NWHIC). ... see also overview of Urinary Incontinence.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 20 or 4.78% or 13 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "13 million adults (NIDDK); 1 in 10 over 65 (NWHIC)." -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Urinary Incontinence:

For details see prevalence of types of Urinary Incontinence analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Prevalance of Urinary Incontinence:

More than 13 million people in the United States--male and female, young and old--experience incontinence. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Women: NIDDK) ... The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) cites studies indicating that one in four women ages 30 to 59 has experienced urinary incontinence. (Source: excerpt from What Your Female Patients Want to Know About Bladder Control: NIDDK)

Prevelance of Urinary Incontinence discussion:

Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK (Excerpt)

In the United States, at least 13 million people have problems holding urine until they can get to a toilet. This loss of urinary control is called "urinary incontinence" or just "incontinence." Although it affects many young people, it usually disappears naturally over time, which suggests that incontinence, for some people, may be a normal part of growing up. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK)

Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Incontinence happens less often after age 5: About 10 percent of 5-year-olds, 5 percent of 10-year-olds, and 1 percent of 18-year-olds experience episodes of incontinence. It is twice as common in boys as in girls. (Source: excerpt from Urinary Incontinence in Children: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics for Urinary Incontinence:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Urinary Incontinence:

  • 13 million cases in the US (NIDDK, NIH)
  • Twice as common in women as men in the US (NIDDK, NIH)
  • Estimated 35% of women over 65 had urinary incontinence in the US 2001 (Annual Direct Cost of Urinary Incontinence, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2001, NIDDK)
  • Estimated 10% of women under 65 had urinary incontinence in the US 2001 (Annual Direct Cost of Urinary Incontinence, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2001, NIDDK)
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More Statistics about Urinary Incontinence:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Urinary Incontinence usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Urinary Incontinence at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Urinary Incontinence refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Urinary Incontinence diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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