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Analysis of the Risk Factors for Overactive Bladder on the Basis of a Survey in the Community

Title
Analysis of the Risk Factors for Overactive Bladder on the Basis of a Survey in the Community
Author
최보율
Keywords
Overactive bladder; Risk factors
Issue Date
2012-05
Publisher
Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Citation
In: Korean Journal of Urology. (Korean Journal of Urology, August 2012, 53(8):541-546)
Abstract
Purpose: To evaluate the risk factors for overactive bladder (OAB) in a population aged 40 years and over in the community. Materials and Methods: We conducted a community-based survey of OAB in a population aged 40 years and over in Guri City and Yangpyeong County, South Korea, by use of the overactive bladder symptom score (OABSS) questionnaire. A total of 926 subjects were included in the final analysis. The definition of OAB was more than 2 points for the urgency score and 3 points for the sum of scores. In addition, the subjects were asked about age, dwelling place, marital status, educational status, behavioral factors (smoking, drinking, etc), and medical history. Categorical variables were analyzed by using the logistic regression model and were adjusted for age by using the logistic regression model. Results: Overall OAB prevalence was 14.1% (130/926), made up of 49/403 males (12.2%) and 81/523 females (15.5%). OAB prevalence increased with age (p<0.0001). Risk factors for OAB were educational status (age-adjusted p=0.0487), stroke (p=0.0414), osteoporosis (p=0.0208), asthma (p=0.0091), rhinitis (p=0.0008), and cataract. Other factors (dwelling place, marital status, smoking, drinking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, angina, tuberculosis, atopic dermatitis, hepatitis B, and depression) were not associated with OAB. Conclusions: The prevalence of OAB in our study was about 14.1% and the risk factors for OAB were educational status, stroke, osteoporosis, asthma, rhinitis, and cataract. Knowledge of these risk factors may help in the diagnosis and treatment of OAB.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4111/kju.2012.53.8.541
ISSN
2005-6737; 2005-6745
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