Urinary Incontinency in Women in Uyo Metropolis, South-South, Nigeria
This study was a cross sectional study which examined urinary incontinence in women within Uyo
metropolis of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The survey was carried out among women within the ages
of 16-75 years. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection and total sample of 254
women were selected using simple random sampling univariate association between the
demographic characteristics of the subject. Urinary incontinence was examined using Chi-Square
Test and multiple variate association was tested using multiple logistic regression. Results showed
that Prolong Labour (OR = 3.01, C.I = 1.545 – 6.80, P<0.05), Episiotomy (OR = 1.82, C.I = 1.547-
5.001), Vaginal Infection (OR = 3.08, C.I = 1.544-10.899) and High Birth Weight (OR = 2.66, C.I =
1.961-7.370) were the factors were significantly associated with urinary incontinency in women.
Hence, it could be concluded that prolong labour, episiotomy, vaginal infection and high birth
weight babies are significantly related to urinary incontinence in women.
Keywords: Urinary-incontinence; Episiotomy; Women; Infection; Labour