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Table 1 Patient characteristics and distribution of urinary symptoms (n = 390)

From: Prevalence of commonly prescribed medications potentially contributing to urinary symptoms in a cohort of older patients seeking care for incontinence

Characteristics Number (%)
Age in years (Mean ± SD) 72.4 ± 6.4
  60-69 150 (38.5%)
  70-79 175 (44.8%)
  80+ 65 (16.7%)
Female 355 (91.0%)
Co-morbid conditions (≥ 3) 315 (80.7%)
  Hypertension 118 (30.3%)
  Dyslipidemia 166 (42.6%)
  Diabetes 93 (23.8%)
  Cardiovascular disease 133 (34.1%)
  Depression 142 (36.4%)
  Respiratory disease 65 (16.7%)
  Renal failure 20 (5.1%)
  Musculoskeletal disorders 385 (98.7%)
Polypharmacy (≥ 5 medications) 244 (62.6%)
Type of incontinence  
  Urgency 175 (45.0%)
  Stress 56 (14.4%)
  Mixed 98 (25.0%)
  Urgency with impaired emptying 16 (4.1%)
  Functional 45 (11.5%)
Severity of incontinence  
  Mild 27 (6.9%)
  Moderate 194 (49.7%)
  Severe 169 (43.4%)
Other lower urinary tract symptoms  
  Urinary frequency 307 (78.7%)
  Urinary urgency 358 (91.8%)
  Nocturia 326 (83.6%)