Volume 21, Issue 1 (spring 2010)                   J Urmia Univ Med Sci 2010, 21(1): 37-41 | Back to browse issues page

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  Received: 27 May, 2009 Accepted: 21 Oct, 2009


  Background & Aims : Urinary tract infection is the second most common infection in children. If it is not properly diagnosed and treated, it can lead to irreparable results such as hypertension and diminished renal function. In this study, we make a comparison of some factors in children with and without urinary tract infection.

  Materials & Methods : In this cross-sectional study the dependent variable was Urinary tract infection and the independent variables were sex, circumcision, and breast feeding. Study samples were 228 children being divided into two equal groups with positive and negative urine culture. After data collection and entry in SPSS, the data were analyzed by t-test and Chi-square test.
Results: This study showed that the prevalence of urinary tract infection in girls is higher (77.2%). Considering age limit, more prevalence belongs to age group of 0-1 years (38.6%). In this study, 79.8% of cases in negative culture-group were being fed by breast milk. There was a significant reveres relation between breast feeding and urinary tract infection prevalence (P=0.03%). Uncircumcised compared with circumcised boys, a significant reveres relation between circumcision and urinary tract infection was observed. (P=0.001)

  Conclusion: In this study, there was a correlation between gender, breast feeding, and circumcision with urinary tract infection, but significant relation between urinary tract infection and age of circumcision did not exist.

  Keywords: Urinary tract infection, Risk factors, Circumcision


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  Source: Urmia Med J 2010: 21(1): 100 ISSN: 1027-3727

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