Several studies have been performed examining the impact of racial differences on the prevalence of urinary incontinence in women. In general there is evidence that there is a lower incidence of both urinary incontinence and urogenital prolapse in black women and North American studies have found a larger proportion of white than African American women reported symptoms of stress incontinence (31% versus 7%) and a larger proportion were found to have demonstrable stress incontinence on objective assessment (61% versus 27%). Overall white women had a prevalence of urodynamic stress incontinence 2.3 times higher than African American women . Whilst most studies confirm these findings there is little evidence regarding the prevalence of urge incontinence or mixed incontinence.
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