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Urinary incontinence incidence differs by race

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Researchers have found that urinary incontinence is more common in caucasian women than in Asian and black women.

Researchers have calculated incidence rates of urinary incontinence by frequency and type in Asian, black, and caucasian women in the US using data from a four year study of 76,724 participants aged 37-79 years.

They found that incontinence was more common in caucasian women compared with Asian and black women.

The reseachers suggest further studies to confirm these results and identify the underlying reasons for these differences.

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