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July 1970

Nocturnal Enuresis in 6- to 10-Year-Old ChildrenCorrelation With Bacteriuria, Proteinuria, and Dysuria

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.