TABLE 1

Female chronic cough patients with and without urinary stress incontinence

Baseline characteristics
CharacteristicTotal cohortPatients with stress incontinencePatients without stress incontinencep-value
Subjects n21013377
Age61 (49–70)61 (51–71)61 (40–69)0.112
Duration of chronic cough months18 (8–60)18 (8–60)16 (8–60)0.959
Body mass index28 (24–32)28 (25–34)26 (23–31)0.002
Multivariable analysis: significant predictors of urinary stress incontinence#
CharacteristicAUC (95% CI)OR (95% CI)p-value
Age0.57 (0.48–0.65)1.02 (1.00–1.04)0.028
Body mass index0.63 (0.55–0.71)1.08 (1.03–1.14)0.002

Data are presented as median (interquartile ranges) and compared using Mann–Whitney U test for non-normally distributed data, unless otherwise stated. #: variables entered into the model were age, body mass index and duration of chronic cough (months); : denotes statistical significance at p<0.05.