Urinary tract infection: self-reported incidence and associated costs.

  title={Urinary tract infection: self-reported incidence and associated costs.},
  author={Betsy Foxman and Robin Barlow and Hannah J S D'Arcy and Brenda Gillespie and Jack D. Sobel},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={10 8},
PURPOSE To estimate the annual incidence, cumulative probability of presumed urinary tract infection (UTI) by age, and the social costs. METHODS Analysis of a random digit dialing survey of 2000 women in the United States. RESULTS 10.8 percent (95% CI: 9.4, 12.1%) of women aged 18 and older reported at least one presumed UTI during the past 12 months, with the majority of the cases occurring among women with a history of two or more UTI episodes in their life. We estimate that by age 24… CONTINUE READING
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