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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects

From: Measuring the barriers against seeking consultation for urinary incontinence among Middle Eastern women

  n = 348
No. (%)
Age in years (mean, range) 40 (± 11.35)
20 - 29 70 (20%)
30 - 39 86 (24.7%)
40 - 49 115 (33%)
50 - 59 52 (14.9%)
≥ 60 25 (7.2%)
Educational background*:  
Illiterate 257 (73.9%)
Read and write 9 (2.6%)
Primary school level 12 (3.4%)
Prep school level 10 (2.9%)
Secondary school level 53 15.2%)
University level 7 (2%)
Residence:  
   • Rural 234 (67.2%)
   • Semi-urban 20 (5.7%)
   • Urban 94 (27.0%)
Religion:  
   • Muslim 335 (96.3%)
   • Christian 13 (3.7%)
Menstrual status:  
   • Premenopausal 278 (79.9%)
   • Postmenopausal 70 (20.1%)
Parity: 4.63 (± 3.2)
   • Nullipara 41 (11.8%)
   • 1 - 3 95 (27.3%)
   • > 3 212 (60.9%)