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Table 2 Characteristics of incontinent men (n = 51)

From: Breathlessness is associated with urinary incontinence in men: A community-based study

ICIQ item n %
Frequency of leakage   
   About once a week or less often 30 58.8
   Two or three times a week 11 21.6
   About once a day 4 7.8
   Several times a day 6 11.8
   All the time 0 0
Quantity of urine loss   
   Nothing 1 2.0
   A small amount 43 84.3
   A moderate amount 5 9.8
   A large amount 2 3.9
Interfere with everyday life Mean 2.0 SD 1.9
   0 (not at all) 15 29.4
   1-3 28 54.9
   4-7 8 15.7
   8-10 (a great deal) 0 0
When urine leakage occurs (multiple responses)   
   before reaching toilet 33 64.7
   cough or sneezing 2 3.9
   asleep 2 3.9
   physically active/exercising 6 11.8
   after urinating and dressed 10 19.6
   others 2 3.9
ICIQ score (range 0 to 21) Mean 6.0 SD 2.7
  1. ICIQ, International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire.
  2. SD, standard deviation.