Prevalence of painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis-like symptoms in women: a population-based study in Korea

@article{Choe2010PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis-like symptoms in women: a population-based study in Korea},
  author={Jin Ho Choe and Hwancheol Son and Yun Seob Song and Joon Chul Kim and Jeong Zoo Lee and Kyu-Sung Lee},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={103-108}
}
Despite growing clinical interest in painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC, also known as bladder pain syndrome), estimating its prevalence is difficult because of its variable presentation and the lack of clear diagnostic criteria. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of PBS/IC-like urinary symptoms in adult women in the general population of South Korea. A population-based cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted among 2,323 women (18–71 years of age), selected by… CONTINUE READING