807 women were interviewed and the prevalence of urinary incontinence was of 29.7%, 9.2% of the cases the incontinence was to the minimum effort. Of these cases only 30.8% of the patients used protectors. The urgency was associated to stress urinary icontinence in 59.2% of the cases.
The women that were interviewed were distributed in two groups in accordance with the presence or not of urinary leak: the G1 group ( n=240 ) was constituted by women with urinary leak and the G2 group ( n=567 ) by women that denied having urinary leak. The average age in the G1 group was of 52.9 years ( 12-92 ) and the G2 group was of 49,9 years ( 12-95 ). There was a significant statistics difference ( p<0,05 ) between the groups, showing that the age factor might have influence in urinary loss.
Obesity measure by the body mass index (BMI), was in average of 27.5% in the G1 group, while the G2 group we observed a mean value of 25.8% ( table 1 ). This difference revealed itself statistically significant ( p<0.05 ).

GROUPS

age (yrs)

BMI

 

n

Mean age*

n

Mean BMI*

G1 (incontinent women)

236

52.9

122

27.5

G2 (continent women)

565

49.9

395

25.8

*p< 0,05

In the analisis of other variables as a previous hysterectomy or presence of fecal incontinence, we did not observe a significant statistical difference between both groups, even though other authors had verified an association of urinary loss with a previous hysterectomy history or with the presence of fecal incontinence.