Dyspareunia, urinary sensory symptoms, and incontinence among young Chinese women.

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dc.contributor.author Stones, RW
dc.contributor.author Padmadas, SS
dc.contributor.author Guo, S
dc.contributor.author Brown, JJ
dc.contributor.author Zhao, F
dc.contributor.author Li, B
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-25T18:05:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10
dc.identifier.citation Archives of sexual behavior, 2006, 35 (5), pp. 561 - 567
dc.identifier.issn 0004-0002
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/28001
dc.description.abstract This study examined the prevalence of dyspareunia, urinary sensory symptoms, and urinary incontinence and explored their associations among sexually active Chinese women aged 15-34 years. Data from 3,150 women were analyzed from a survey undertaken during 2003 in 30 counties in China as part of the United Nations Population Fund Country Program. The overall prevalence of dyspareunia was 4.7%. Urinary pain, burning or frequency was reported by 8.5%, 6.2% reported urinary incontinence, and 2.3% reported both sets of urinary symptoms. The prevalence of urinary incontinence, both alone and in combination with sensory symptoms, increased in a linear manner with age. Dyspareunia was associated with early sexual debut, primary level of education, and membership of minority ethnic communities. Urinary sensory symptoms and incontinence were more common among those reporting early sexual debut, those with less schooling, and women engaged in agricultural and manual unskilled occupations. Urinary incontinence was more common among women who had had a previous vaginal delivery compared to nulliparous women. Dyspareunia was strongly associated with the presence of urinary symptoms, particularly among those with both sensory symptoms and incontinence (26.8%). Nearly a quarter of women who had dyspareunia had sought treatment but fewer had done so for urinary incontinence. Dyspareunia and urinary symptoms show distinct but overlapping patterns of association with demographic variables. The findings indicate unmet need for assessment and advice about these symptoms in women's reproductive health programs.
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s10508-006-9070-2
dc.title Dyspareunia, urinary sensory symptoms, and incontinence among young Chinese women.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Archives of sexual behavior
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 35
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Archives of Sexual Behaviour en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 561 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 567 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.School of Mathematical Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 119580
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Urinary Incontinence
dc.description.keywords Dyspareunia
dc.description.keywords Questionnaires
dc.description.keywords Prevalence
dc.description.keywords Comorbidity
dc.description.keywords Health Status
dc.description.keywords Adolescent
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Women's Health
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.description.keywords Cultural Characteristics
dc.description.keywords Quality of Life
dc.description.keywords China
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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