The frequencies of overactive bladder without incontinence were 3.
The frequencies of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence increased with age in both sexes.
Mixed incontinence was the most frequent condition in men older than 60 years, and overactive bladder was more frequent in younger men.
The strengths of the study included the opportunity to analyze the prevalence of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder in a large series of subjects with the use of standard methods for recording the symptoms and data collection.
The limitations of a patient's history in the diagnosis of type of urinary incontinence are widely recognized.
The frequency of urinary incontinence in this population was consistent with that reported in studies conducted in European and North American areas and in Italy in the general population.
In contrast, the rates of urinary incontinence reported in this study were slightly lower than those reported by Lagace and colleagues in a similar ambulatory setting in the United States.
Among men the prevalence of urinary incontinence was similar to or slightly lower than that reported in the general population.