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Incontinence Facts and Stats

  • One in three women who have had a baby have urinary incontinence.
  • Urinary incontinence doesn't just affect elderly, it affects 16% of young women who haven't had children.
  • It affects ¼ of the Australian population over 15 years of age
  • 4.8 million Australians are affected by incontinence – making it one of the biggest health challenges affecting Australians.
  • 4.2 million Australians have urinary incontinence and 1.3 million have faecal or bowel incontinence, (some have both).
  • More than 80% of those with urinary incontinence are women and half of these are women under 50yrs.
  • The cost of incontinence in Australia just for one year in 2010 was estimated at $42.9 billion.
  • It is estimated the by the year 2030, 6.4 million Australians or 27% of the population over 15 years of age will be affected.
  • Incontinence is not a normal part of aging, it can be treated, you don't have to put up with it.
Incontinence Facts and Stats
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