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Table 2 Univariate analysis of factors promoting women to seek help for incontinence

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

Variable Sought medical advise
(n = 70)
p value
Age   
   20-29 13 (18.6%) 0.861
   30-39 16 (22.9%)  
   40-49 22 (31.4%)  
   50-59 13 (18.6%)  
   ≥ 60 6 (8.6%)  
Parity   
   Nullipara 9 (12.9%) 0.643
   1 - 3 16 (22.9%)  
   > 3 45 (64.3%)  
Religion   
   Muslim 68 (97.1%) 0.495
   Christian 2 (2.9%)  
Level of education   
   Illiterate 54 (77.1%) 0.904
   Elementary (basic) 4 (5.7%)  
   Secondary 11 (15.7%)  
   Higher 1 (1.4%)  
Residency   0.457
   Rural 52 (74.3%)  
   Urban 18 (25.7%)  
Type of incontinence   0.000
   Stress 31 (44.3%)  
   Urge 8 (11.4%)  
   Mixed 31 (44.3%)  
Severe incontinence 28 (40%) 0.000
Affect prayer 66 (94.3%) 0.000
Coital incontinence 26 (37.1%) 0.001
Husband Encouragement 16 (22.9%) 0.000
Husband Educated 21 (30%) 0.536