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Stress urinary incontinence risk higher in women with osteoporosis

Key clinical point: Physicians and nurses should screen women with osteoporosis for urinary incontinence to recommend proper treatment and medical help or to bring the disorder to light.

Major finding: Women with osteoporosis were at an increased risk for stress urinary incontinence than those without osteoporosis, regardless of age (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.79; 95% confidence interval, 1.28-2.51).

Study details: This retrospective Taiwanese health insurance database study included 6,125 women with newly diagnosed osteoporosis and 12,250 without osteoporosis after propensity score matching.

Disclosures: This study received no external funding. The authors declared no conflicts of interest.


Wei MC et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 21. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17124449.