Original Article

Evaluation of the Frequency of Obesity and Demographic Characteristics of Children with Primary Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis


  • Gamze Sarıkaya Uzan
  • Bağdagül Yavaş Aksu
  • Muhammed Mustafa Uzan
  • Murat Elevli

Received Date: 02.04.2017 Accepted Date: 08.05.2017 Med Bull Haseki 2017;55(4):306-310


Enuresis is a common problem in childhood. Our aim in our study was to evaluate the relationship between monosypmtomatic nocturnal enuresis and obesity.


Seventy healthy children and 70 nocturnal enuresis patients were compared in terms of age, gender, body weight, height, body mass index (BMI), BMI standard deviation score, obesity, maternal age and education level, father’s age and education level, number of children in the family, consanguinity between parents, and the economic status of the family. The patients with enuresis nocturna were divided into two groups: group 1: normal weight children, and group 2: overweight and obese children. Similar comparisons were made between these two subgroups. Relationship between the urinary incontinence frequency and general and family characteristics of patients with nocturnal enuresis were investigated.


There were no statistically significant differences between nocturnal enuresis patients and controls in terms of general, familial characteristics and obesity (p>0.05). Normal weight children were found to have lower median age and parents’ median age, worse economic situation and more frequent urinary incontinence compared to overweight and obese children. In addition, a relationship was detected between the frequency of enuresis and economic status (p=0.004).


Our results showed that the frequency of obesity was not increased in patients with nocturnal enuresis compared to normal population. Larger sample studies are needed to assess the relationship of obesity with nocturnal enuresis.

Keywords: Nocturnal enuresis,obesity,childhood

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