Urinary incontinence is twice as common in women as in men and far more common in older women than younger. It is estimated that 10% of American women under the age of 65 have UI compared to 35% of those older than 65. This is compared to 1.5% of men under 65 and perhaps 22% of those older than 65. The rates are much higher in women in care facilities and nursing homes. Between 30% to 50% of these individuals may have some form of incontinence.