Prevalence and Associated Factors of Nocturia among Adult Residents of the Matsu Area of Taiwan

Translated Titles





余宏政(Hong-Jeng Yu);陳秀熙(Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen);季瑋珠(Wei-Chu Chie);劉增應(Cheng-Ying Liu);董道興(Tao-Hsin Tung);黃士維(Shie-Wei Huang)

Key Words

Nocturia ; Prevalence ; Risk factors


Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

104卷6期(2005 / 06 / 01)

Page #

444 - 447

Content Language


English Abstract

The aims of this study were to Investigate the prevalence of nocturia among adults residing in the Matsu area of Taiwan, and to examine the association of this condition with sociodemographic and health characteristics. Between October 2002 and February 2003, all adults older than 30 years residing in the Matsu area were invited to participate in a health awareness campaign. A total of 1706 adults aged 30 to 91 years completed the study survey Among them, 16.8% reported nocturia with ≥2 voids per night. The prevalence of nocturia increased with age from 8.4% its the 30-59 years age group to 30.9% in the ≥70 years age group (p<0.001). No significant difference of nocturia prevalence was found between men and women. In addition to age, diabetes (odds ratio 2.5:95% confidence interval, 1.4-4.2) was also independently associated with nocturia. This study suggests the importance of nocturia as a health problem and the need for greater awareness and treatment.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫藥衛生綜合