386: Enuresis nocturna among of elementary school-age children and socio-demographic risk factors

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Author(s): 
Y.C.Doganer1, U.Aydogan2, K.Saglam3
1 Department of Family Medicine, Turkish Military Academy Primary Care Centre, Ankara, Turkey; 2 Department of Family Medicine, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey; 3 Department of Internal Medicine, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
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Objective: Enuresis Nocturna (EN) is involuntary recurrent urination in the night during sleep, which is common among children at age of 5 or above. Aim of study is to research prevalence and severity of EN among elementary school-age children and socio-demographic risk factors related to it.
Methods: Study was performed in three elementary schools in Ankara during January-May 2011. It was planned to have 2314 students of 6-14 ages in study. Questionnaire, aiming to evaluate EN condition of participants and their characteristics, were distributed to parents.
Results: Mean age of 2314 participants was 9.21±2.08. 48.5%(n=1123) of students were male and 51.5% (n=1191) was female. While general EN prevalence was 9.9%(n=230); it was determined as 10.7%(n=120) for males, as 9.2%(n=110) for females. Statistically significant difference was determined between two groups, with EN and without EN, regarding age groups, education level of parents, and number of sibling, income level and positive family history. However, logistic regression analysis revealed that there was significant difference only between EN and age groups, education level of mother and positive family history. It was determined that most important and determinant variable would be positive family history.
Conclusions: Enuresis is a common clinical problem which impairs quality of life of both children and family. As a consequence, such factors as age groups, gender, and education level of parents, families with many children, monthly income level and positive family history could be accepted as a risk concerning

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