Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2012 Oct;55(10):730-735.

Correlation analysis about effect of cardiovascular risk factors and disease in women on overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. swbai@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Pharmacology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between overactive bladder / stress urinary incontinence and cardiovascular risk factors and disease.
We performed a retrospective review of 132 women with overactive bladder and 100 women with stress urinary incontinence, enrolled at Severance Hospital. Risk factors of cardiovascular disease included age, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and familial history of cardiovascular disease.
The two groups had no difference with cardiovascular disease, history of cardiovascular disease, age, obesity, smoking, alcohol, hypertension, dyslipidemia, excluding diabetes. In the univariate logistic regression analysis, diabetes was associated with prevalence of overactive bladder than stress urinary incontinence. In the multiple logistic regression analysis, there was no factor which had influence on the status of urinary incontinence.
While most risk factors of cardiovascular disease were not associated with overactive bladder, this study suggests that diabetes may have influence to overactive bladder than stress urinary incontinence.


Stress urinary incontinence; Overactive bladder; Cardiovascular disease

MeSH Terms

Cardiovascular Diseases
Logistic Models
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Urinary Bladder, Overactive
Urinary Incontinence


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