The researchers approached 991 men and 840 agreed to participate. Almost one third of the men reported incontinence, which occurred at least once a week in about 14% of men. About 3% of men reported loss of enough urine to wet outer clothing or the floor. Incontinence occurred most often in men who were 61 to 70 years old. Factors related to incontinence were prior prostate or bladder surgery and the use of medications to prevent bladder spasm. The presence of prostate cancer, by itself, and the use of diuretics “water pills” or prostate-acting medicines were not related to incontinence. Incontinence was associated with poorer quality of emotional health and social relationships, less physical activity, and interference with travel. Within the previous year, only 32% of the men with incontinence had discussed the problem with a medical provider. However, three quarters of these men expressed an interest in treatment for the problem.