Asymptomatic bacteriuria in a population of elderly residents living in a community setting: prevalence, characteristics and associated factors.

BACKGROUND Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is common among the elderly in institutional care, but less is known about its prevalence among the elderly living in community settings. Knowledge of the prevalence of ASB in this population could contribute to a reduction in unnecessary use of antibiotics. OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of ASB and associated… (More)