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The 2021 US Study of Women's Experiences with Urinary Tract Infections

  • ID: 5571404
  • Report
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 135 Pages
  • Multi-sponsor Surveys, Inc.
Usage of UTI at-home test kits has increased sharply as has the likelihood of future use. The 2021 Study of Women’s Experiences With Urinary Tract Infections, 4 th in a series of trended surveys, provides subscribers with actionable, comprehensive market intelligence on recent UTI sufferer awareness, usage and attitudes toward treatment.


The overall objectives were to explore…

  • Frequency of UTIs and symptoms experienced
  • Extent of physician involvement in diagnosis and treatment
  • Confidence in self-diagnosis and treatment
  • Experiences with treatment - including steps taken to alleviate symptoms, types and brands of medication used and duration of symptoms
  • Attitudes and behaviors regarding the use of Rx and OTC medications to treat UTIs
  • Satisfaction with UTI treatments
  • Awareness and use of herbal and nutritional supplements for maintaining urinary tract health
  • Awareness, usage of and attitudes toward at-home diagnostic tests, including brands used
  • Use of telehealth access to healthcare
  • Perception of COVID-19’s impact on day-to-day life/activities
The study includes a Market Segmentation of UTI sufferers, in order to identify distinct groups of women with respect to their experiences and attitudes regarding this condition and its treatment.


Electronic Deliverables

  • Summary Volume - Written analysis in PowerPoint including Key Findings, Summary and Market Segmentation.
  • Top-line Trends Volume - Trended top-line tables detailing findings from all questions.
  • Excel Tabulations - All survey questions cross-tabulated by key demographics (see below for list of variables)

Add-on Option

Respondent level data file to allow for purchaser’s own analysis
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INTRODUCTION 
METHODOLOGY 
KEY FINDINGS
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS 
PHASE I:  GENERAL POPULATION SURVEY
  • Incidence of Any Urinary Tract Infections Within the Past 12 Months
PHASE II:  SURVEY OF UTI SUFFERERS

A.  EXPERIENCE WITH UTIs

  • UTI Symptoms Ever Experienced
  • Onset and Frequency of UTIs
  • Frequent UTI Sufferers
  • Perceived Causes of UTIs
  • Confidence in Recognizing UTIs
  • Attitudes Toward Experiencing UTIs
B.  TREATING UTIs
  • UTI Treatments Types Reported Ever Tried 
  • Diagnosing and Treating UTIs Before Contacting Physician
  • Type of Medication Tried First During Most Recent UTI
  • Treatments Likely to Use for Next UTI
  • Treatments Likely to Use for Next UTI - By Age
  • Attitudes Toward Treating UTIs
  • Attitudes Toward Cranberry Juice/Supplements
C.  PHYSICIAN’S ROLE IN TREATING UTIs
  • Frequency of Consulting Physicians When Develop UTI Symptoms 
  • Elapsed Time Before Seeing Doctor For UTI 
  • Procedures Used by Doctor
  • Treatments Recommended by Doctor and Followed by Patient 
  • Attitudes Toward Physician’s Role in Treating UTIs
D.  FOCUS ON:  Rx MEDICATION FOR UTIs
  • Awareness of Rx Brands for Treating UTIs
  • Rx Brands Used for Treating UTIs
  • Rx UTI Medication Timeline
  • Rx UTI Medication Performance Ratings
E.  FOCUS ON:  OTC MEDICATION FOR UTIs
  • Awareness of OTC Brands for Treating UTIs
  • OTC Brands Used for Treating UTIs
  • OTC UTI Medication Timeline
  • Form and Dosage of OTC UTI Medication Taken
  • Importance of Factors When Purchasing OTC UTI Medications
  • Attitudes Toward Cost of OTC UTI Medications
  • OTC UTI Medication Performance Ratings
  • Perceptions of OTC UTI Medication Efficacy 
  • Sources Used to First Learn About OTC Treatments For UTIs
F.  FOCUS ON:  HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR URINARY TRACT HEALTH
  • Use of Herbal Supplements for Urinary Tract Health
  • Perceived Effectiveness of Herbal Supplements Taken for Urinary Tract Health
  • Used Combination Supplements for Urinary Tract Health in the Past Year
G.  AWARENESS AND USAGE OF AT-HOME TEST KITS FOR UTIs
  • Awareness of At-Home UTI Test Kits/Brands
  • Brands of At-Home UTI Test Kits Ever Used
  • Ease and Accuracy of At-Home UTI Test Kit
  • Likelihood of Using At-Home Test Kit for Next UTI
H.  TELEHEALTH ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE & IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON UTI SUFFERERS 
  • Telehealth Access to Healthcare Ever Used
  • Perceived Overall Disruption of Day-to-Day Life by COVID-19
  • Perceived Disruption of Areas of Day-to-Day Life by COVID-19
  • Perceived Amount of Time Before Country Gets Back to Normal
MARKET SEGMENTATION OF UTI SUFFERERS TECHNICAL APPENDIX 
  • Composition of the Sample - Phase I 
  • Composition of the Sample - Phase II
  • Sampling Tolerances
THE PHASE I QUESTIONNAIRE
THE PHASE II QUESTIONNAIRE 

TABLE OF CONTENTS - TOPLINE

INTRODUCTION
METHODOLOGY
TOP-LINE FINDINGS
  • Phase I:  General Population of Women Ages 18+
  • Experienced Urinary Tract Infection In Past Year
  • Phase II:  Past Year UTI Sufferers
  • Type(s) of Urinary Tract Infections Had In Past 12 Months
  • Prescription Brands Ever Heard of For Treatment of UTIs
  • Non-Prescription Brands Ever Heard of For Treatment of UTIs
  • Symptoms Ever Had With Urinary Tract Infections
  • Attitudes Toward Prevention and Treatment
  • The extent of Lower UTIs Interfering With Activities
  • Number of Lower UTIs In the Past 3 Years
  • Age at Time of First Lower UTI
  • Number of Years Suffered UTIs
  • Number of Lower UTIs In the Past 12 Months
  • Perceived Causes of UTIs
  • When Last Suffered From Lower UTI
  • Treatment Types Reported Ever Tried For Lower UTI
  • Consult Physician When Develop Symptoms
  • Symptoms With Last Lower UTI
  • Consulted Physician Last Time Had Lower UTI
  • Aware Had UTI Before Contacting Physician
  • How Knew You Had a UTI
  • Treatments Tried Before/Without Physician Contact
  • Time Lapse From Symptoms to Physician Contact
  • Physician Accessibility
  • Treated Symptoms Before Saw Doctor
  • Type of Physician Consulted
  • Procedures Used By Physicians
  • Forms of Treatment Physician Recommended
  • Recommended Treatments Taken
  • Medication Compliance
  • Prescription Medication Brands Ever Used For Treatment of Lower UTI 
  • Prescription Medication Brands Used To Treat Most Recent UTI 
  • Rx Treatment Days
  • Rx Treatment Days Before Experiencing Noticeable Relief
  • Number of Days Before Symptoms Were Gone
  • Satisfaction With Prescription Medication Used For Most Recent Lower UTI
  • Rx Treatment Attribute Ratings
  • Doctor Recommended Use of Probiotics Along With Rx Medication 
  • OTC Medication Brands Ever Used For UTIs 
  • OTC UTI Medications Used For Most Recent Lower UTI
  • One OTC UTI Medication Use Most Recently
  • Used More Than One Brand at The Same Time or Sequentially
  • OTC Treatment Days 
  • OTC Treatment Days Before Experiencing Noticeable Relief
  • Form of OTC Medication Take Most Often
  • Amount of Medication Take Daily
  • Take Recommended Dosage of OTC Medication 
  • Satisfaction With OTC Medication Used For Most Recent Lower UTI
  • OTC Treatment Attribute Ratings
  • Important Factors When Purchasing an OTC UTI Medication
  • How First Learned About OTC Medication For Treating Symptoms
  • First Treatment For Most Recent UTI
  • Number of Days Treated With OTC Before Starting Prescription Medicine 
  • Perception of OTC Efficacy 
  • Likely to Use For Next UTI
  • Herbal Supplements Ever Tried For Urinary Tract Health
  • Herbal Supplements Currently Take Regularly/Occasionally For Urinary Tract Health
  • Effectiveness of Current Herbal Supplements
  • Currently, Take a Probiotic Supplement Regularly
  • Brand of Probiotic Supplement Take Regularly
  • Past-Year Use of Combination Nutritional Supplements For Urinary Tract Health
  • Confidence in Recognizing Lower UTI
  • Aware of At-Home Test Kits to Determine Presence of UTI
  • Brands of At-Home Test Kits Ever Heard of
  • Brands of At-Home Test Kits Ever Used
  • One Brand of At-Home Test Kit Used Most Recently
  • Ease of Using At-Home Test Kit
  • Accuracy of At-Home Test Kit
  • Likelihood of Using an At-Home Test Kit For Next UTI
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Prescription Medication Insurance Coverage
  • Telehealth Access to Healthcare Ever Used
  • Overall Disruption the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Had on Your Day-to-Day Life
  • Amount of Disruption the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Had on Your Activities
  • How Long Do You Thin it Will be Before the Country Gets Back to Normal
TECHNICAL APPENDIX
  • Composition of the Sample - Phase I
  • Composition of the Sample - Phase II
  • Sampling Tolerances
THE QUESTIONNAIRES
EXCEL DATA TABULATIONS




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Phase I General Population Survey:  
  • Online interviews conducted June 10 - 30, 2021 among a national general population sample of 522 women, aged 18 or older in order to establish an incidence for women experiencing UTIs.
  • Trends are included where applicable from previous studies conducted in 2011 and 2019.
Phase II Survey of UTI Sufferers:
  • Online interviews were conducted May 19 - June 21, 2021 among a national sample of 514 women, aged 18+ who report having a lower urinary tract infection within the past 12 months.
  • Trends are included where applicable from previous studies conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2019.