Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 1 - 2021
Prevalence of Nocturnal Enuresis among Primary School Students in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
Muntather Sadiq Alhejji1*, Hadaya Salman Alotibi2, Eman Meshal Alotabi3, Mashari Abdulrahim Alsheikh4, Hasan Ali Alabbad1, Mohammad Humood Alenezi5, Bashaier Musslum Albalawi6 and Samaher Ibrahim Hawsawi7
1Medical Intern, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
2General Physician, Almaafera University, Saudi Arabia
3General Physician, Administration of Health Programs and Chronic Diseases in Public Health, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
4Medical Intern, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5Medical Intern, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
6Medical Intern, Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia
7General Physician, King Khalid Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Muntather Sadiq Alhejji, Medical Intern, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 09, 2020; Published: December 31, 2020


Background: Nocturnal enuresis is an involuntary voiding of urine during sleep in child who is enough to have developed control (beyond 5-year). It is common problem that can be troubling for children and their families.

Objectives: The study aimed to detect the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis among primary school students and to explore the relation between nocturnal enuresis with personal and family characteristics of studied children.

Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted from November 2019 to April 2020 among primary school students. About 371 students were randomly selected and given a questionnaire to be filled by their parents. Data was checked and analyzed by using statistical package for social science software program. The results of the study showed that the frequency of nocturnal enuresis was 11.2%. Enuresis frequency was higher in female (6.8%) than male (4.4%). The majority (80%) of positive cases had the primary type. Family history (siblings and parents) of nocturnal enuresis and fearing of going alone to bathroom were the best predictors for nocturnal enuresis.

Results: The results of the study showed that the frequency of nocturnal enuresis was 11.2%. Enuresis frequency was higher in female (6.8%) than male (4.4%). The majority (80%) of positive cases had the primary type. Family history (siblings and parents) of nocturnal enuresis and fearing of going alone to bathroom were the best predictors for nocturnal enuresis.

Conclusion: In general the results of study showed that the nocturnal enuresis is a common problem among primary school students and mostly associated with family history and fearing of going alone to bathroom.

Keywords: Nocturnal Enuresis; Children; Family History


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Citation: Muntather Sadiq Alhejji., et al. “Prevalence of Nocturnal Enuresis among Primary School Students in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia”. EC Neurology 13.1 (2021): 50-61.

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