Vol 5 No 9 (2019): International Journal For Research In Biology & Pharmacy (ISSN: 2208-2093)
Articles

Prevalence of nocturnal enuresis among elementary school students in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Assistant Professo Dr. Ghazi Jamal Abdul Nasir
Members of Surgery and Urology Department, Nangarhar University Teaching Hospital
Assistant Professor Dr. Sayed Ahmad Shah
Members of Surgery and Urology Department, Nangarhar University Teaching Hospital
Published September 1, 2019
Keywords
  • nocturnal enuresis,
  • Diurnal enuresis,
  • urinary bladde,
  • psychological disorders,
  • Bed wetter
How to Cite
, A. P. D. G. J. A. N., & Assistant Professor Dr. Sayed Ahmad Shah. (2019). Prevalence of nocturnal enuresis among elementary school students in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. International Journal For Research In Biology & Pharmacy (ISSN: 2208-2093), 5(9), 01-10. Retrieved from https://gnpublication.org/index.php/bp/article/view/1100

Abstract

Prevalence of nocturnal enuresis among elementary school students in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Background: nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting) refers to inability to control urination during sleep which is common issue in children above 5 years of age. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in elementary schools of Jalalabad.

Methods: This cross sectional study conducted from 4th/April/2016 to 9th/April/2017 in elementary schools of Jalalabad city. 1400 questionnaire were distributed to students of two elementary schools (one governmental, one private). These questionnaire were answered by their parents.

Results: from the data received 1339 questionnaire were analyzed. Mean age was 9.9 (SD=2,3), CI (9.8 – 10.5). Overall prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in elementary schools of Jalalabad was 19%. Means that out of 1339 students 254 had nocturnal enuresis. Additionally 15/6% had UTI and 34% had both UTI and enuresis. Showing UTI as potential cause of enuresis. In relation to gender the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in the boys (22.4%) was higher compared with that in the girls (14%). P<0.05

Conclusion: Our results with enuresis prevalence were comparable to other epidemiological studies from various countries. We found that afghan families do not pay sufficient attention to their enuretic children.

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