Dyspareunia, Urinary Sensory Symptoms, and Incontinence Among Young Chinese Women

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dc.contributor.author Stones, Rw en_US
dc.contributor.author Padmadas, Ss en_US
dc.contributor.author Guo, Sufang en_US
dc.contributor.author Brown, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhao, Fengmin en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, Bohua en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-25T18:05:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-25T18:05:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2013000332 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Stones, Rw et al. 2006, 'Dyspareunia, Urinary Sensory Symptoms, and Incontinence Among Young Chinese Women', Archives of Sexual Behavior: an interdisciplinary research journal, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 561-567. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-2800 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-006-9070-2 en_US
dc.title Dyspareunia, Urinary Sensory Symptoms, and Incontinence Among Young Chinese Women en_US
dc.parent Archives of Sexual Behavior: an interdisciplinary research journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 35 en_US
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 111700 en_US
dc.personcode 0000101643 en_US
dc.personcode 0000101633 en_US
dc.personcode 0000103182 en_US
dc.personcode 119580 en_US
dc.personcode 0000103183 en_US
dc.personcode 0000103184 en_US
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 Dyspareunia, Urinary incontinence, Women, China en_US
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