The aims of the study were to estimate the prevalence of bacteriuria in a female urban population, to follow up the same population over the years, and to relate bacteriuria to long-term prognosis with respect to mortality and kidney disease.
The study was based on a randomly selected population sample comprising 1462 women aged 38-60 years at entrance to the study in 1968-69 with an initial participation rate of 90.1%. Bacteriuria was observed in 3-5%, increasing with age, and most often asymptomatic.
Bacteriuria on one occasion meant increased risk of having bacteriuria 6 and 12 years later.
The percentages of different types of bacteria and the resistance pattern were similar initially and at follow-up studies after 6 and 12 years.
There were no differences in mortality or incidence of severe kidney disease during a 24-year follow-up between those with and those without bacteriuria in the baseline study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Voie urinaire, Bactériurie, Appareil urinaire, Incidence, Facteur risque, Evolution, Epidémiologie, Homme, Femelle, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Urinary tract, Bacteriuria, Urinary system, Incidence, Risk factor, Evolution, Epidemiology, Human, Female, Urinary system disease, Urinary tract disease
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Cote : 98-0433076
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.