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July 1970

Nocturnal Enuresis in 6- to 10-Year-Old Children: Correlation With Bacteriuria, Proteinuria, and Dysuria

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex
From the departments of pediatrics (Drs. Dodge and Travis, and Miss West) and preventive medicine and community health (Dr. Dodge and Mr. Bridgforth), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex. Mr. Bridgforth is now with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):32-35. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060066008

Investigation of 9,411 school children, 6 to 10 years of age, showed an increased prevalence of bacteriuria in enuretic and/or dysuric girls. In contrast, the prevalence of proteinuria was not found to be significantly higher in enuretic or dysuric children nor was bacteriuria more prevalent in enuretic or dysuric boys. A higher prevalence for nocturnal enuresis in boys and in children from large families was confirmed. In addition, a statistically significant correlation was also observed for prevalence of bed-wetting with ethnic group for girls and with mother's education for boys, but not with the other sociocultural factors investigated.

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