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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 381)

From: Symptoms of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and physical performance in middle-aged women from Northeast Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Variables N(%) or Mean (SD)
Age (years) 51.8 (5.6)
Education
 Less than basic education 160 (42.0)
 Between basic and secondary 153 (40.2)
 Secondary or more 68 (17.8)
Family income
  < 3 MW 272 (71.4)
  ≥ 3 MW 109 (28.6)
BMI
 Normal 79 (20.7)
 Overweight 156 (40.9)
 Obese 146 (38.3)
Parity
 0–2 children 182 (47.8)
  ≥ 3 children 199 (52.2)
Age at first birtha
 Before 18 years old 78 (21.7)
 After 18 years old 282 (78.3)
Urinary incontinence in the last 12 months
 Frequent episodes 121 (31.8)
 Infrequent or none 260 (68.2)
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
 Yes 66 (17.3)
 No 315 (82.7)
Chair stand (s) 10.1 (2.0)
Gait speed (m/s) 0.99 (0.17)
Balance
 Leg standing with eyes open (s) 23.2 (8.1)
 Leg standing with eyes closed (s) 7.7 (6.1)
  1. MW minimum wage, BMI body mass index
  2. aparous women