Epidemiology of enuresis in Turkish children

Serel T., Akhan G., Koyuncuoglu H., Ozturk A., Dogruer K., Unal S., ...More

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.31, no.6, pp.537-539, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


To establish the prevalence of enuresis in Turkish children and to identify common methods of managing enuresis, a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to parents of 5754 children aged 7-12 years. From a response rate of 96% the overall prevalence of any reported nocturnal enuresis was 11.5% and diurnal enuresis was 0.5%. The prevalence of enuresis was higher in boys than in girls. Turkish parents primarily administered behavioural techniques for the management of enuresis. These results suggest that prevalence rates for nocturnal enuresis in Turkish children are similar to those in previous studies reported from Western Europe, the USA and Australia.