Incontinence in the elderly: prevalence and prognosis.

  title={Incontinence in the elderly: prevalence and prognosis.},
  author={A John Campbell and Judith Reinken and L M McCosh},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={14 2},
In a randomly selected sample of 559 subjects 65 years and over living in the community and in institutions the prevalence of urinary incontinence was found to be 11.6%. In those 80 years and over the prevalence rose to 21.7%. Those with dementia were more likely to be incontinent than those with normal mental function. In the majority of those over 80 who were incontinent, the incontinence was associated with either confusion or a combination of factors. The estimated population prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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