Prevalence of urinary incontinence in women aged 18 and over and affecting factors

Baykus N., Yenal K.

JOURNAL OF WOMEN & AGING, vol.32, no.5, pp.578-590, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08952841.2019.1682923
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF WOMEN & AGING
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.578-590
  • Keywords: Risk factors, prevalence, urinary incontinence, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, RISK-FACTORS, DETERMINANTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The aim of study was to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women aged 18 and over and the factors affecting it. The sample of the study consisted of the 1220 women. The results of the study showed that the rate of UI was 26.3%. Prevalence rose as age and body mass index increased. UI rates were also high in women who had long-term constipation and UTI, those who were in menopause, those with a high number of pregnancies, and in those who had undergone a vaginal birth. It is important that measures be taken to prevent UI.