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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of the factors promoting Egyptian women suffering urinary incontinence to seek medical consultation

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

  OR 95.0% C.I. for EXP(B) p value
   Lower Upper  
Age > 50 years .713 .083 6.098 .757
Higher education level of the woman .266 .019 3.817 .330
Urban Residence 1.463 .706 3.030 .306
Higher education level of the husband 1.538 .619 3.824 .354
Husband encouragement 4.356 1.587 11.955 .004
Postmenopausal Status 1.114 .112 11.062 .927
Multiparity (>3) 1.477 .668 3.264 .335
Prayer affection 4.084 2.132 7.821 .000
Stress Incontinence 2.413 1.623 6.421 .002
Coital incontinence 1.042 .433 2.509 .927
Severe incontinence 2.695 1.378 5.271 .004
  1. Odds ratio and confidence intervals are derived from a multivariate logistic model including all potential factors that might promote women to seek consultation, with the outcome as to seek medical consultation vs. never sought consultation.