What is it about?

To estimate the prevalence of enuresis in school-age children in Iran and determine associated factors.

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Why is it important?

Enuresis is an important public health problem that can cause considerable distress to children and their parents, which has mandated population-based studies concerning the prevalence, determinants and consequences of this disorder. Despite recent advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of enuresis, few population-based estimates of the prevalence in different ethnic groups are available.


This was the first large population-based study of the prevalence of enuresis in Iran. The relatively low prevalence rate found compared to those reported from other countries may be due to differences in genetic predisposition, psychosocial or environmental conditions, and traditional and cultural background. It would be desirable to conduct more population-based studies throughout the world with a consensus on working definitions to obtain more accurate epidemiological data on enuresis, and to compare studies and therapeutic responses. An agreement regarding the age range of participants would also be worthwhile.

Dr Mohammad Reza Safarinejad
University of Medical Sceices

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This page is a summary of: Prevalence of nocturnal enuresis, risk factors, associated familial factors and urinary pathology among school children in Iran, Journal of Pediatric Urology, December 2007, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2007.06.001.
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