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Self-reported urge urinary incontinence (UUI) among older Mexican-American men: risk factors and psycho-social consequences

TitleSelf-reported urge urinary incontinence (UUI) among older Mexican-American men: risk factors and psycho-social consequences
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGerst, K, Ray, LA, Samper-Ternent, R, Espino, DV, Markides, KS
JournalJ Immigr Minor HealthJ Immigr Minor Health
Volume13
Pagination1110-5
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1557-1920 (Electronic)<br/>1557-1912 (Linking)
Accession Number20811953
KeywordsAged, Aged, 80 and Over, Humans, Male, Mexican Americans, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, Self Report, Southwestern United States/epidemiology, Urinary Incontinence, Urge/epidemiology/ethnology/ etiology/ psychology
AbstractExtant literature on Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI) focuses on women and non-Hispanic Whites and little is known about ethnic minority men. We analyzed 700 Mexican-American men aged 75 and older from the fifth Wave (2004/5) of the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly. Logistic regression analyses examined risk factors for self-reported UUI and the impact of UUI on mental health and social support. Twenty-nine percent reported having difficulty holding their urine until they could get to a toilet. Men with more co-morbid conditions and men with prostate problems were more likely to report UUI symptoms. Men with UUI were less likely to report having a confidant and had a higher risk of high depressive symptoms. This study is the first to examine risk factors for and consequences of self-reported UUI among older Mexican-American men using a large community-based survey.