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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;41(6):1552-1559.
Published online January 1, 2001.
The Prevalence of Female Urinary and Fecal Incontinence.
J S Hwang, T H Park, D K Kim, M A Kang, S M Kim, C S Bae, J C Sim, H W Yoon
We have studied the prevalence of female urinary and fecal incontinence in general practices. Based from 350 case, a retrospective analysis of the prevalence of female urinary and fecal incontinence between February 1997 and January 1998, which included patients and nurses without abnormal voiding disturbance due to pregnancy, genitourinary infection, puerperal woman and anorectal disease or previous anorectal operation was done. All subjects were subjected a questionnaire about the experience of urinary and fecal incontinence through adult life. It was reported that 49.4% of the subjects had experienced of urinary and 19.4% the subjects had experienced fecal incontinence. The mean age and the mean number of delivery of symptomatic group of stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence and fecal incontinence were significantly higher than those of asymptomatic group (p<0.01). The frequency of stress urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence increased with age and the number of delivery and parous group (p<0.01). The delivery mode of symptomatic group of stress and fecal incontinence was higher with vaginal delivery than with cesarean delivery (p<0.001). The mean age and mean number of delivery of the symptomatic group of urinary incontinence with fecal incontinence were higher than those of urinary incontinence (p<0.01). The frequency of stress, urge, fecal incontinence was significantly higher in postmenopause group than that of premenopause group (p<0.01). As a result, the prevalence of female urinary and fecal incontinence was significantly correlated with age, parity, delivery method and states of menopause.
Key Words: Stress, Urge, Fecal Incontinence, Prevalence

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