International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B (2020)
Nocturnal enuresis-prevalence and risk factors among school going children in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Author(s): Neeta Mishra and Achchhadita Mishra
Abstract:Background: Nocturnal Enuresis also called bedwetting is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control starts developing in children. Nocturnal Enuresis is a common problem affecting school aged children worldwide. It cancause a feeling of failure and result in guilt and stress in children as well as in their families.
Aims and Objective: To find out prevalence and underlying its risk factors in the age group of 6-16 years.
Material and Methods: It is a population-based study conducted during the year June2018 to January 2019 on 328 children in the age group of 6 to 16 years residing at Neemachmata area of urban Udaipur (Raj.).
Result: The study was conducted on 328 children aged between 6 to 16 years. The prevalence of enuresis was 17.37% There was a significant relationship between the prevalence of enuresis and age, sleep pattern, as well as high intake of substances like tea, coffee &soda. Stress and positive family history of bedwetting also affect the prevalence. Highest number of enuretics were found in the age group of 6 to 8 years (32.14%) out of total numbers of enuretics (57). 28 (17.7%) were male & 29(17.05) females. This show that nocturnal enuresis was common in both the sexes. Lowest number of enuretics were found in the age group of 15 to 16 years of age. Number of enuretics were found to be higher in modified B.G. Prasad socio-economic class IV & least in socio-economic class II. Positive family history was present in 36 (37.50%) out of 57 enuretic children.
Neeta Mishra, Achchhadita Mishra. Nocturnal enuresis-prevalence and risk factors among school going children in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Int J Adv Community Med 2020;3(1):105-108. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2020.v3.i1b.123