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How many people 65 and older are affected by overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Overactive bladder affects one in 10 men and women over age 65. For those over 80 years old, three in 10 may be affected. About half of the elderly who are housebound or in nursing homes experience incontinence.

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