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Table 3 Determinants of healthcare-seeking behaviour for women with symptoms of POP according to the reported symptoms. P value indicates statistical significance according to univariate analysis

From: The degree of bother and healthcare seeking behaviour in women with symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse from a developing gulf country

  Non-seeking group Seeking group P Value
Number 69 58  
Awareness of vaginal soreness 0.19
 Never 22 12  
 Very occasional 33 31  
 Sometimes 6 11  
 Most of times 5 1  
 All the time 3 3  
Insertion of finger into vagina to start or complete bladder emptying 0.04
 Never 52 32  
 Very occasional 10 14  
 Sometimes 3 9  
 Most of times 1 2  
 All the time 3 1  
Insertion of finger into vagina to start or complete bowel emptying 0.01
 Never 51 28  
 Very occasional 11 20  
 Sometimes 3 8  
 Most of times 2 1  
 All the time 2 1