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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-PSS Sex Not at all [n (%)] Less than half the time [n (%)] More than half the time [n (%)] P
Urgency Women 200 (42.2) 146 (30.8) 128 (27.0) 0.416
Men 59 (45.7) 32 (24.8) 38 (29.5)
Frequency Women 272 (57.4) 52 (11.0) 150 (31.6) 0.048
Men 82 (63.6) 5 (3.6) 42 (32.6)
Nocturia Women 185 (39.0) 247 (52.1) 42 (8.9) 0.230
Men 61 (47.3) 59 (45.7) 9 (7.0)
Feeling of incomplete emptying Women 272 (57.4) 122 (25.7) 80 (16.9) 0.687
Men 71 (55.0) 32 (24.8) 26 (20.2)
Intermittent urine stream Women 314 (66.2) 74 (15.6) 86 (18.1) 0.011
Men 72 (55.8) 18 (14.0) 39 (30.2)
Straining Women 368 (77.6) 49 (10.3) 57 (12.0) 0.001
Men 82 (63.6) 16 (12.4) 31 (24.0)
Weak/slow stream Women 343 (72.4) 63 (13.3) 68 (14.3) 0.360
Men 89 (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