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Incidence, severity, help seeking, and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection: a population-based survey

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, September 2015
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Title
Incidence, severity, help seeking, and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection: a population-based survey
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, September 2015
DOI 10.3399/bjgp15x686965
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Chris C Butler, Meredith KD Hawking, Anna Quigley, Cliodna AM McNulty

Abstract

Limited knowledge of the population incidence and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) limits information provision and interventions to enhance care in the community. To describe incidence and severity, help seeking, and management of UTI from a population perspective. Household survey in England in 2014. In total, a random sample of 2424 females aged ≥16 years were interviewed in their own homes using computer-assisted interviewing about their UTI symptoms, help seeking, and management. Data were weighted by sex, age, ethnicity, working status, social grade, and housing tenure, and Government Office Region to be broadly representative of the general population. Of the females interviewed, 892 (37%) reported having had at least one UTI in their lifetime (29% had more than one episode). In the past year, 11% of all females reported a UTI and 3% recurrent UTI (≥3 or more). Of those who had ever had a UTI, 48% rated their last UTI as fairly or very severe. In total, 95% consulted a health professional; 65% at their local GP practice during routine consulting hours. Out-of-hours consulting was uncommon but more prevalent in younger females. Of those contacting a health professional, 76% had a urine test, 74% were prescribed an antibiotic, but only 63% of these reported taking the antibiotic. Delayed antibiotic prescribing was rare. UTI symptoms are common; most females consult in general practice, and are prescribed antibiotics, but one-third report not taking the antibiotics as prescribed. Benefit and harms in those taking, and not taking, antibiotics need to be better understood in order to improve help seeking, management, and adherence. Urine tests and antibiotics could be reduced by basing empirical antibiotics on symptoms, and increasing use of back-up prescriptions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 72 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 18%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Master 10 14%
Other 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 18 25%

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#281,537
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#2
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