predisposing factors for UTI

Last reviewed 01/2018

Risk factors for the development of a urinary tract infection:

  • diabetes mellitus
  • pregnancy
  • impaired voiding of the bladder
  • genitourinary malformation
  • prostatic hypertrophy
  • renal stones

Risk factors for asymptomatic bacteriuria in women include

  • being sexually active
  • increasing age
  • concomitant diabetes
  • institutionalised patients
  • presence of a catheter (1)