Association of serum triglyceride and stress urinary incontinence in women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: A cross-sectional study

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      To investigate the relationship between serum triglyceride levels and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

      Materials and Methods

      Adults who participated in the NHANES from 2005 to 2018 were included in the study. Univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were used to assess the relationship between serum triglyceride levels and the incidence and severity of SUI.


      Approximately 7,973 participants (mean, 49.9 years of age) were enrolled in the study. Of those, 3,367 had SUI, and 4,606 did not have SUI. An adjusted multivariate logistic regression analysis demonstrated a positive correlation between serum triglyceride levels and the incidence of SUI (ORs, 1.05; 95% CI, 1–1.11, p=0.045). Besides, subgroup analyses indicated that the results were robust among women with different characteristics. Additionally, serum triglyceride levels were positively associated with the severity of SUI.


      Serum triglyceride levels were closely related to the incidence and severity of SUI. Based on our findings, we suggest that serum triglycerides can be included as a risk indicator for screening high-risk groups of SUI.


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