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2019 Aug

Curr Med Sci



Prevalence and Risk Factors of Stress Urinary Incontinence Among Perimenopausal Women and Its Influence on Daily Life in Women with Sexual Desire Problem.


The prevalence of, and related factors to, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) among perimenopausal Chinese women and its impact on daily life among those women with sexual desire problem in Hubei province were investigated. In this study, 1519 perimenopausal women aged 40 to 65 years were selected from three urban communities in the Wuhan area, and two impoverished, mountainous communities in Hubei province, and followed from April to October 2014. Detailed information about demographic characteristics, menstruation, pregnancy, sexual life and chronic diseases was collected. A cross-sectional survey was carried out following information collection by Chi-square test and multiple logistic regression analysis. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis demonstrated that the potential factors associated with developing SUI were old age (OR=3.4, 95% CI: 1.92-6.04), vaginal delivery (OR=0.623, 95% CI: 0.45-0.87), low income (OR=0.063, 95% CI: 0.40-0.92), atrophic vaginitis (OR=1.4, 95% CI: 1.03-1.80), pelvic organ prolapse (OR=2.81, 95% CI: 1.36-5.80), chronic pelvic pain (OR=2.17, 95% CI: 1.90-4.03), constipation (OR=1.44, 95% CI: 1.07-1.93) and incontinence of feces (OR=3.32, 95% CI: 2.03-5.43). Moreover, the ratio of SUI (33.2%) was higher than the ratio of urgency urinary incontinence (24.1%) or the ratio of mixed urinary incontinence (17.4%), and SUI had a greater impact on daily life among women with decreased sexual desire. In conclusion, SUI is a common disorder affecting over one third of the women surveyed, and has a severe impact on the daily life of perimenopausal women with declined sexual desire. Age, mode of delivery, and monthly income are major risk factors involved in the development of SUI.