Hong Kong Med J 2008;14(Suppl 3):S28-30
Epidemiological study of primary nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) in young adults in Hong Kong
CK Yeung, JDY Sihoe, FKY Sit, W Bower, B Sreedhar, JTF Lau
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
1. Over 2% of young adults in Hong Kong have persistent bed-wetting and experience negative psychosocial effects from the disorder. Unlike the condition in early childhood, the prevalence remains constant with advancing age. Thus, enuretic symptoms that persist into adulthood are unlikely to disappear with time.
2. A significant proportion (53%) of adult sufferers had either moderate or severe forms of enuresis, with wetting occurring more than 3 nights per week.