Medical Journal of Babylon

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--40

Prevalence of Uncomplicated Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection among Adult Females in Babylon Governorate


Lubna Raheem Al-Musawi1, Rafid F Al-Husseini2 
1 Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babil, Iraq
2 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babil, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Lubna Raheem Al-Musawi
Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Hilla
Iraq

Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most frequent infections in clinical practice. They are classified into uncomplicated UTIs and complicated UTIs. The majority of UTI cases are caused by a single bacterial agent. Diagnosis of UTIs is generally established based on urinalysis and urine culture and treated with appropriate antibiotics. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of uncomplicated recurrent UTI among adult females. Materials and Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study conducted in the outpatient clinics of Al-Hilla Teaching Hospital and Babil Hospital for Maternity and Childhood during the period from February till June 2020. Data were collected using a specially designed questionnaire, and a total of 300 participants were included. Results: The overall prevalence of uncomplicated UTI was found to be 36%. The mean age of patients was 28.94 ± 7.42 years. Ninety percent of the patients were married. The proportion of recurrent UTI among married women was significantly higher than that among nonmarried women (P = 0.001), and recurrent UTI was significantly higher among women with family history of UTI (P < 0.001). Conclusions: This study concludes that the prevalence of uncomplicated UTI among adult females in Babylon governorate is 36%, with the majority of cases within the age group of 20–29 years. Recurrent UTI was found to be linked to marital status and positive family history.


How to cite this article:
Al-Musawi LR, Al-Husseini RF. Prevalence of Uncomplicated Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection among Adult Females in Babylon Governorate.Med J Babylon 2021;18:37-40


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Al-Musawi LR, Al-Husseini RF. Prevalence of Uncomplicated Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection among Adult Females in Babylon Governorate. Med J Babylon [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 29 ];18:37-40
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