Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(6):391-394. doi:10.7150/ijms.7.391

Research Paper

Prevalence of Overactive Bladder, its Under-Diagnosis, and Risk Factors in a Male Urologic Veterans Population

Wellman W Cheung1, William Blank1, Dorota Borawski1, William Tran1, Martin H Bluth2

1. SUNY Downstate Medical School, Department of Urology, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2. Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology , Detroit, MI, USA

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Cheung WW, Blank W, Borawski D, Tran W, Bluth MH. Prevalence of Overactive Bladder, its Under-Diagnosis, and Risk Factors in a Male Urologic Veterans Population. Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(6):391-394. doi:10.7150/ijms.7.391. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v07p0391.htm

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Abstract

Purpose: We assess the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and its risk factors in a male urologic veterans population. Materials and Methods: Validated self-administered questionnaire was prospectively given. Results: Among 1086 patients, OAB was present in 75%, of which 48% had not been diagnosed/treated. The risk of OAB increased with age. OAB was not associated with BMI, smoking, race, diabetes, CHF, and COPD. Conclusions: The prevalence of OAB in this population is under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Keywords: overactive bladder, OAB, incontinence, male, urology, veterans