150 community-living Norwegian men with urinary incontinence were interviewed. They were recruited to the study after responding to a marketing campaign for incontinence aids. Almost 40% of the men had suffered from urinary incontinence for more than 5 years. Anamnestically, 14 had predominantly stress incontinence, 50 had urge incontinence, 54 had mixed incontinence, and 32 were unclassified. The severity was mostly slight or moderate. About 70% had experienced a variety of other medical conditions, many of which may cause or aggravate incontinence. Likewise, 50% took regular medication. 28% had undergone prostatectomy.