Conflict of interest: none.
Original Clinical Article
Article first published online: 8 AUG 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Neurourology and Urodynamics
Volume 30, Issue 8, pages 1473–1479, November 2011
How to Cite
Santos, C. R. d. S. and Santos, V. L. C. d. G. (2011), Prevalence of self-reported double incontinence in the Urban population of a Brazilian city. Neurourol. Urodyn., 30: 1473–1479. doi: 10.1002/nau.21116
Dirk De Ridder led the review process.
- Issue published online: 19 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 8 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 19 DEC 2010
- fecal incontinence;
- urinary incontinence
To determine the prevalence, and sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with combined fecal and urinary incontinence in adults living in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
This epidemiological study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the University of São Paulo School of Nursing. The participants were selected using a stratified cluster sampling design. The final sample consisted of 519 individuals, randomly selected, aged ≥18 years, living in 341 households in the urban area. Prevalence was adjusted for age and gender.
The total prevalence of double incontinence was 3.0% (men 1.0%; women 5.0%). The results of the final logistic regression model showed that changes in the habit of going out (odds ratio = 62.2; P < 0.001), duration of incontinence (odds ratio = 39.2; P < 0.001), female gender (odds ratio = 21.6; P < 0.001), and widowhood (odds ratio = 19.4; P < 0.001) were associated with the presence of double incontinence.
The study allowed a better understanding of the epidemiology of double incontinence and may contribute to the development of public policies and programs for primary and secondary prevention and treatment of double incontinence, at least at the municipal level. Neurourol. Urodynam. Neurourol. Urodynam. 30: 1473–1479, 2011. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.