Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

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: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1233--1241

Nocturnal enuresis among primary school children


Hasan Mohamed Aljefri1, Omer Abdullah Basurreh1, Faisel Yunus2, Amen Ahmed Bawazir3 
1 College of Medicine, Hadhramout University for Science and Technology, Hadhramout, Yemen
2 College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, Aden University, Aden, Yemen

Correspondence Address:
Amen Ahmed Bawazir
Community and Environmental Health Department, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

To determine the prevalence and personal and family risk factors for nocturnal enuresis (NE) among primary school children in Al-Mukalla City, Yemen, we conducted a cross-sectional survey using a self-administered, three-part structured questionnaire involving 832 school children aged 6 - 15 years between 2007 and 2008. We assessed participants«SQ» socio-demographic factors, family characteristics and factors related to the presence of NE. The mean age of the children was 11.5 (±2.7) years. The overall prevalence of NE was 28.6%, with a predominance of girls, and the prevalence decreased with increasing age (P <0.001). Factors likely to be associated with NE were pattern of sleeping (P <0.001), stressful social and psychological events (P <0.01), positive family history of enuresis (P <0.001), large family size (P >0.002) and a higher number of siblings (P = 0.01). Our findings reveal a high prevalence of NE among children in Al-Mukalla City, Yemen, with a higher prevalence in girls than in boys compared with the other studies. Sleep pattern, stressful life events, family history of NE, large family size and more children in the household may act as a risk factor for NE.


How to cite this article:
Aljefri HM, Basurreh OA, Yunus F, Bawazir AA. Nocturnal enuresis among primary school children.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2013;24:1233-1241


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Aljefri HM, Basurreh OA, Yunus F, Bawazir AA. Nocturnal enuresis among primary school children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];24:1233-1241
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