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Is enuresis more common in boys or girls?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Boys

Night-time enuresis is somewhat more common boys for unknown reasons, until adulthood when, although uncommon, is more common in females.
Boys also tend to train later than girls. Parents of either sex, who had nocturnal enuresis commonly pass this on to their children, approximately 25% for one parent, 50-80% if both parents wet.

In brief: Boys

Night-time enuresis is somewhat more common boys for unknown reasons, until adulthood when, although uncommon, is more common in females.
Boys also tend to train later than girls. Parents of either sex, who had nocturnal enuresis commonly pass this on to their children, approximately 25% for one parent, 50-80% if both parents wet.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Enuresis is more com

Primary enuresis (meaning the child has always had the problem), especially nighttime enuresis, is much more common in boys and quite typically in inherited through the father.

In brief: Enuresis is more com

Primary enuresis (meaning the child has always had the problem), especially nighttime enuresis, is much more common in boys and quite typically in inherited through the father.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Boys

More in boys and runs in families.
95% of boys are dry when they reach age 12.

In brief: Boys

More in boys and runs in families.
95% of boys are dry when they reach age 12.
Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Boys

But the difference is very small.

In brief: Boys

But the difference is very small.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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In brief: Boys

Boys are about 60% more likely to wet the bed than girls.

In brief: Boys

Boys are about 60% more likely to wet the bed than girls.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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