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Lonnee-Hoffmann, R. A., Salvesen, O., Morkved, S., & Schei, B. (2015). Self-reported pelvic organ prolapse surgery, prevalence, and nonobstetric risk factors: findings from the Nord Trondelag Health Study. International urogynecology journal, 26(3), 407–414.
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess prevalence and risk factors of self-reported pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery in a Nordic county. METHODS: We assessed cross-sectional data collection from participants in the Nord-Trondelag Health Study in 2006-2008. All women in the county >/=30 years were eligible, of whom 20,285 (50.3 %) responded by completing questionnaires and attending screening stations. Outcome measures were self-reported POP surgery, age at survey, sociodemographic factors, and information on selected risk factors for POP: self-reported smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, constipation a decade prior, and measured body mass index (BMI). Descriptive statistics, Kaplan-Meier estimates, and multivariate logistic regression were used. Statistical significance was defined as p