Table 3

International comparison of the prevalence of faecal incontinence
Country Author, year Sample description Sample size Age Range (years) Age (years)
FI and Non-FI FI FI Prevalence (%)
Mean Median Mean Median Female Male Both
Japan Nakanishi, 1997 [14] Elderly recruited from Osaka 1473 ≥65 NA NA NA NA 6.6 8.7 7.65
UAE Rizk, 2001 [18] Multiparous females recruited from one medical facility 450 ≥20 37.9 ± 13.2 11.3
Taiwan Chen, 2003 [15] Community survey among women in Central Taiwan 1253 ≥20 43.2 ± 15.1 2.8
Qatar Bener, 2008 [19] Women visiting primary health care clinics 596 40–48 45.0 ± 0.9 10.4
China Ge, 2010 [16] Women in 6 districts of Beijing 3058 20–79 48 ± 16 63 ± 13 1.28
Korea Kang, 2012 [17] Patients who have undergone medical check‒up from one medical facility 1149 20–82 44.8 ± 10.2 49.0 ± 10.6 6.8 6.2 6.4
Malaysia (present study) Roslani, 2013 Single site, patients and relatives visiting Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery Clinics 1000 18-84 38(24) 8.3 8.3 8.3

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