Objective: Determine the prevalence and risk factors of urinary incontinence in women at Teaching Hospital of Karas.
Results: In total, 58 women had completed the questionnaire, out of a staff of 102 women in the paramedical and administrative body of Teaching Hospital of Kara ; ie an estimated response rate of 56.8%.
The average age of the women who participated in the survey was 40.84 +/- 10.46 years. The average body mass index was 28.05 +/- 4.97 kg / m2. In the population of women surveyed, the average number of pregnancies was 2.7 +/- 1.5; the average number of natural deliveries was 1.8 +/- 1.5. The prevalence of urinary incontinence in our study was 20.69%.
Among the incontinents, 25% (n = 3) had an stress UI, and 41.7% (n = 5) an urge UI.
In our study, there was a significant relationship between the number of natural deliveries and the occurrence of UI (p = 0.032).
Conclusion: The prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence differ between studies. This observation reflects the complexity of this pathology in women, who continue to suffer from it enormously. There needs to be a consensus of the various researchers in this field, in order to find adequate preventive and curative means, for better management of urinary incontinence.
Keywords: Urinary incontinence, prevalence, risk factors, Kara.