Prevalence of Bedwetting for Children in Mosul City

Shatha Abdul-Rahman, Rhadwan Hussain, Shahd Abdul-Rahman


The mental and behavioral disorders, just as the other types of illnesses, creats significant economic difficulties for children, patients and their families. The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of bedwetting in Mosul city and some risk factors related to it. To achieve the above mentioned aim, a cross -sectional study design was adopted, some primary schools were chosen as a study setting. The questionnaire forms were sent to the selected families. Out of 600 questionnaires, (596) were received (99.3%). More than one tenth (13.8 %) of pupils aged 6-8 years were bedwetters, while boys were more affected than girls. The present study revealed that bedwetting is significantly influenced by multiple factors including gender, child's age group, family size, birth order, education of parents, socioeconomic status of the family and diseases of father; as stressful life events, in addition to sleep pattern and family history of having the same condition. Whereas mothers disease is poorly associated with the occurrence of bedwetting.

The present study shows that more than one tenth of the children suffered from bedwetting, which appeared in male children, small children, large family sizes, birth order, poor education of father and mother, and family history of holding the same condition.


Nocturnal Enuresis, Bedwetting in children

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