Epidemiological survey on urinary incontinence in school population in Verona (Italy)


Submitted: 18 November 2014
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Published: 31 December 2012
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The authors tried to estimate the prevalence of urinary incontinence in children between 6 and 13/14 years by administering an anonymous questionnaire to students of primary and secondary 1° schools of the City of Verona. The disorder is found to be present only at night in 1.9% (male) - 0.6% (females) in the elementary school; also in daytime in 2% (males) - 1.3% (females) in the elementary school and 0.7% (male) - 1.2% (females) in the middle school; only in daytime in 2,7% (males) – 3,5% (females) in the elementary school and 2% (male) – 3,3% (females) in the middle school. These data may be underestimated by the low adhesion to the survey by adolescents.

Benini, D., De Stefano, G., Provera, S., Pizzini, C., & Deganello, A. (2012). Epidemiological survey on urinary incontinence in school population in Verona (Italy). La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 34(6). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2012.53

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