Prevalence of urinary incontinence in women


  • Retasha Soni Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India
  • Supreet Bindra Department of Physiotherapy, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India



Prevalence, Urinary incontinence, Stress urinary incontinence, Mixed urinary incontinence, Urge urinary incontinence


Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common gynaecological problem among women, causing both physical and psychological distress in them.  It is one of the neglected as well as an under-reported issue not only in India but globally also. Thus, this matter needs to be addressed and explored because of the paucity of the literature available especially on Indian population. Therefore, the aim of the study was to find out the prevalence of UI in women which will aid in addressing such critical issues.

Methods: Data was collected by using an online survey via Google forms sent through social media. Total 118 women respondents aged between 20-70 years participated by filling the form. It included an Informed Consent form, Socio-demographic details, Obstetric and Gynaecological history along with a QUID questionnaire. UI was classified as stress, urge and mixed type.

Results: The overall prevalence of UI was found to be 27.1%. Stress UI (43.7%) was the most common type followed by Mixed UI (31.2%) and then the Urge UI (25%).

Conclusions: The study outlines a prevalence of 27.1% of UI among women, as a result making it a substantial problem in the society. Emphasis should be laid on the need of creating vigorous awareness among women as well as on the timely introduction of different physiotherapy-cum-rehabilitative programs in order to abate such problems.


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How to Cite

Soni, R., & Bindra, S. (2023). Prevalence of urinary incontinence in women. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(6), 2185–2191.



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