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Black women have urinary incontinence less than half as often as white women
Date:4/22/2008

lung disease occur at similar rates between the two races.

By the numbers:

  • About 27 percent of all women surveyed had the condition.
  • This study found that 14.6 percent of black women and 33.1 percent of white women have urinary incontinence.
  • Black women with incontinence reported having stress incontinence in about 25 percent of instances, compared with 39 percent of white women.
  • Black women with incontinence reported urge incontinence in 24 percent of cases, compared with 11 percent of white women. The remaining numbers had a combination of both types.
  • The women in the study ranged from 35 to 64 years old, with an average age of 42. Most of the women nearly 70 percent had delivered at least one baby vaginally; vaginal deliveries are often associated with urinary incontinence.
  • The study involved 1,922 black women and 892 white women from three southeastern Michigan counties. Data were collected through a telephone survey.


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Contact: Katie Vloet
kgazella@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
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