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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of out-patients with long-term indwelling urinary catheters living at home enrolled in the study

From: Prevalence and indications of long-term indwelling urinary catheter among out-patients attending urology clinic at a tertiary hospital in Northwestern Tanzania

Patient characteristics Number (n)/median Percentage (%)/IQR
Median age in years 69 61–77
Sex
Males 195 96.5
Females 7 3.5
Residence
Outside Mwanza 117 57.9
Mwanza 85 42.1
Marital status
Married 187 92.6
Single 15 7.4
Occupation
Peasant 136 67.3
Retired 29 14.4
Petty trader 26 12.9
Civil servant 11 5.5
Education
Illiterate 43 21.3
Primary level 116 57.3
Secondary education 29 14.4
College and above 14 6.9
Type of catheter   
Urethral catheter (Foleys) 120 59.4
Suprapubic catheter (Foleys) 82 40.6
Catheter size   
14 FR 1 0.5
16 FR 18 8.9
18 FR 79 39.1
20 FR 79 39.1
21–26 FR 15 7.4
Obscure (sizes were not visible due dirtiness of the catheter) 10 4.9
Catheter material: latex silicon coated   
Catheter change   
Patients whose catheters were changed 123 60.9
Patients whose catheters were not changed 79 39.1
Duration of catheter in situ (weeks)   
3–5 weeks 91 45.1
 ≥ 6 weeks 111 54.9
Comorbidity   
No 144 71.3
Yes 58 28.7
Indications for catheterization   
Benign prostate hypertrophy 129 63.9
Urethral stricture 34 16.8
Urine retention 24 11.9
Urinary incontinence 13 6.4
Due to benign prostate enlargement