Incontinence Is Common Among Older Adults in the US

June 25, 2014 6:07 PM

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Incontinence Is Common Among Older Adults in the US

Among older adults, incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control, is a common problem, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One survey of more than 2,600 adults ages 65 and older conducted between 2007 and 2010 showed more than half of those surveyed reported experiencing urine leakage or accidental bowel leakage. Similarly, a survey of people living in residential care facilities across the country in 2010 found about 4...

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