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Table 3 Comparison of prevalence of times lower urinary tract symptoms among women and men with multiple sclerosis based on the International Prostate Symptom Score (I-PSS)

From: The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms based on individual and clinical parameters in patients with multiple sclerosis

I-PSSSexNot at all [n (%)]Less than half the time [n (%)]More than half the time [n (%)]P
UrgencyWomen200 (42.2)146 (30.8)128 (27.0)0.416
Men59 (45.7)32 (24.8)38 (29.5)
FrequencyWomen272 (57.4)52 (11.0)150 (31.6)0.048
Men82 (63.6)5 (3.6)42 (32.6)
NocturiaWomen185 (39.0)247 (52.1)42 (8.9)0.230
Men61 (47.3)59 (45.7)9 (7.0)
Feeling of incomplete emptyingWomen272 (57.4)122 (25.7)80 (16.9)0.687
Men71 (55.0)32 (24.8)26 (20.2)
Intermittent urine streamWomen314 (66.2)74 (15.6)86 (18.1)0.011
Men72 (55.8)18 (14.0)39 (30.2)
StrainingWomen368 (77.6)49 (10.3)57 (12.0)0.001
Men82 (63.6)16 (12.4)31 (24.0)
Weak/slow streamWomen343 (72.4)63 (13.3)68 (14.3)0.360
Men89 (69.0)15 (11.6)25 (19.4)
  1. I-PSS International Prostate Symptom Score; Data was presented as frequency (percentage). P-values were derived from chi-square test