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Is race a factor for overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Race has not been found to be a risk factor for overactive bladder. The condition affects men and women of all races. But studies show that Caucasians may have a greater risk for nocturnal polyuria. This condition involves getting up at night several times to urinate.

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