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Prevalence of urinary incontinence among Saudi women

Al-Badr, Ahmed ; Brasha, Hadya ; Al-Raddadi, Rajaa ; Noorwali, Fatma ; Ross, Susan

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, May 2012, Vol.117(2), pp.160-163 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Prevalence of urinary incontinence among Saudi women
  • Autor: Al-Badr, Ahmed ; Brasha, Hadya ; Al-Raddadi, Rajaa ; Noorwali, Fatma ; Ross, Susan
  • Assuntos: Female Urinary Incontinence ; Prevalence ; Quality of Life ; Risk Factors ; Saudi Arabia ; Medicine
  • É parte de: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, May 2012, Vol.117(2), pp.160-163
  • Descrição: To estimate the prevalence of female urinary incontinence (UI) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; to determine associated risk factors; and to identify healthcare-seeking behavior among affected women. A cross-sectional study of women attending Ministry of Health primary healthcare centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was conducted. Participants completed a questionnaire that evaluated factors associated with UI. The mean age of the 379 participants was 35 years and the median parity was 4. The overall prevalence of UI was 41.4% (95% CI, 36.6–46.5). Stress UI, urgency UI, and mixed UI were reported by 36.4% (95% CI, 31.7–41.4), 27.4% (95% CI, 23.2–32.1), and 22.2% (95% CI, 18.3–26.6), respectively. Urinary leakage was reported daily by 17.2%, and 25.5% experienced leakage more than once a week. Risk factors for UI included increased age ( < 0.001); parity greater than 5 ( <...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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