How much do you really know about continence?

There’s a lot to understand about continence and maintaining good bladder health. One in four Australians aged 15 and older is incontinent. And don’t assume they’re all infirm and elderly; those most at risk are pregnant women, men with prostate disease, women who’ve had babies, overweight people and elite athletes.

With the World Continence Week (June 20 – 26) fast approaching, we are reminded incontinence is a significant, yet very treatable condition that can be prevented, cured or better managed in most cases, often through simple lifestyle changes.

Take the below 15 question continence quiz to find out whether you’re a continence mastermind or could stand to learn a little more.


For more information about the prevention and management of incontinence go to, and for free, confidential advice about incontinence, speak to one of the continence nurse advisors on the National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66) 8am to 8pm weekdays AEST.

Alternatively, click here to view continence related articles and FAQ's on the Independence Australia website.