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Prevalence of lower tract urinary symptoms in a urology outpatient in the single health system of the federal district - Brazil

Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal
Wellington Alves Epaminondas, Carmelia Matos Santiago Reis, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes


Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of LUTS and it’s association with comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking in individuals seen at a referral clinic in Urology in the Federal District. 

Methods: Descriptive, cross-sectional and analytical study, conducted in 410 individuals aged 40 years or older, attended at the Urology outpatient clinic of the North Wing Regional Hospital, in Brasília, Brazil, on December 1 from 2018 to April 1, 2019. The questionnaires were applied to assess urinary symptoms. 
Results: 64.15% had LUTS. In diabetics, the prevalence of LUTS had no statistical difference between the groups. HAS and LUTS were not associated, for this sample. The prevalence of LUTS increased in parallel with advancing age. 7.25% of the individuals were smokers.
Conclusion: The prevalence and severity LUTS increase with advancing age. LUTS has not a been associated with DM and SAH in this study. 


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