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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Incontinence

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Incontinence

The information below shows a list of types of Incontinence, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
fecal incontinence approx 1 in 41 or 2.39% or 6.5 million people in USA 6,500,000 6.5 million Americans
bladder incontinence approx 1 in 20 or 4.78% or 13 million people in USA 13,000,000 13 million adults (NIDDK); 1 in 10 over 65 (NWHIC).

Types of Incontinence

For more information about types of Incontinence, refer to our section on types of Incontinence.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Incontinence usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Incontinence at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Incontinence is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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