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101 women were studied in two groups in accordance with the presence or not of urinary loss. The mean age in the Group G1 (n=51, with Urinary loss) was of 50 years old and in the group G2 (n=50, with no Urinary loss) was of 35 years of age.
The average of the indicator of corporeal mass in Group 1 was of 28.5% and in Group 2 was of 23.93% (p<0.05) showing that obesity is a predisposing factor in Urinary Incontinence.
In relation with daily urination, Group 1 presented in average 6.47 urinations/day and in Group 2 there was 5.96, showing a positive correlation with a larger number of urinations in Group 1 (p<0.05). When we relate the quantity of liquids ingested a day, we noted that there was no significant statistic difference between the liquid ingestion, that was in Group 1, in average of 1.52 liters and in Group 2, an average of 1.68 liters.
In connection with nocturia, Group 1 presented in average 1.35 against 0.24 of Group 2, showing that incontinent women get up more at night to go to the bathroom in comparison with the continent group (p<0.05).
In relation with physical activities 58% of continent women practiced some physical activity regularly against 29.4% (15/51) of those who were incontinent. There was a significant difference between the groups (p<0.05). Physical activity is a determinant factor in relation to Urinary loss, seeing that in the group of incontinent women, when compared between them, there was a significant difference in relation with the practice or not of regular physical exercises.
In those patients with Urinary Incontinence, 27.5% showed Urinary loss when they heard the noise of a toilet flush and in 49% when in contact with running water. In the group of continent women this factor did not determine Urinary loss in any woman. There was a significant difference between the groups, meaning, between the women in group 1
In relation to the interruption test of urine flow (stop test) 25.5% of continent women were capable of interrupting the urine flow against 80% of those who did not loose any. There was a significant difference between both groups showing that the continent patients have better control of their pelvic floor (chart 2). In relation to the pad test the average urine loss in group 1 was of 2.17 grams and in group 2 was of 0.58 (p<0.0001), showing a positive correlation.