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

K. Gerst, L. A. Ray, R. Samper-Ternent, D. V. Espino, K. S. Markides

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Abstract

Extant 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1110-1115
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Elders
  • Male
  • Mexican-Americans
  • Urge urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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