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Table 3 Characterstic of Urinary incontinence among pregnant women at the University of Gondar hospital, March 2014, Gondar, Ethiopia (N = 422)

From: Urinary incontinence among pregnant women, following antenatal care at University of Gondar Hospital, North West Ethiopia

Characteristics Urinary incontinence
Yes (%) No (%)
Age 16–24 14 (29.2) 129 (34.5)
25–29 20 (41.7) 152 (40.6)
30–34 6 (12.5) 54 (14.4)
35–40 8 (16.7) 39 (10.4)
Gestational age 1–3 month 2 (4.2) 39 (10.4)
4–6 month 14 (29.2) 87 (23.3)
7–9 month 28 (58.3) 244 (59.9)
>9 month 4 (8.3) 24 (6.4)
Pelvic floor muscle strength Strong 11 (22.9) 362 (96.8)
Weak 37 (77.1) 12 (3.2)
History of UI during previous pregnancy Yes 25 (52.1) 371 (99.2)
No 23 (47.1) 3 (0.8)
History of UI(life time) Yes 25 (52.1) 363 (91.1)
No 23 (47.9) 11 (2.9)
Frequency Of UI Less than once a month 4 (8.3) -
One or several times a month 8 (16.6) -
One or several times a week 20 (41.6) -
Every day 16 (33.3) -