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Enuresis Nocturna Among School Age Children and Its Evaluation According To Sociodemographic Data

Abalı O, Onur M, Gürkan K, Çelik Ö, Tüzün DÜ.

Objective: Enuresis nocturna is a frequent disorder of childhood. Although its incidence decreases by the adolescence, children and parents are fairly affected by the symptoms of the disorder. In this study, primary school children and adolescents from different schools and socioeconomic levels were evaluated. The incidence of enuresis nocturna and the sociodemographic data were compared. Method: This study was conducted in schools from three different socioeconomic levels. 2998 students chosen by randomized sampling were included into the study. Parents and teachers of all the students completed the sociodemographic data questionnaire and enuresis symptom checklist Results: The mean age of study group was 10.0±2.4 years (range: 7-15). The incidence of enuresis was 10.5%. Mean bladder control age of children was found to be 32.8+17.3 months. Discussion: In this study in which the incidence of enuresis was assessed, it was a strong and important part of the study to chose participants from three different socioeconomic levels. Besides, determining the age of bladder control was also important This study may provide a background for further studies about enuresis nocturna.

Key words: Enuresis Nocturna, School Age

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