Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection among Secondary School Students in Urban and Rural in Erbil: Comparative Study


  • Sadiya Abdulla Palpitany Hawler Medical University
  • Suha Hussein Ahmed Hawler Medical University
  • Kareema Ahmad Hussein Hawler Medical University



Urinary Tract Infection, Secondary School, Student


Background: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common condition in children. Approximately 1 in 10 girls and 1 in 30 boys will have a UTI by the age of 16 years . Renal scarring as a result of UTI may lead to hypertension, decreased renal function, provsteinuria and end-stage renal disease. This is especially true if the condition is not diagnosed, investigated and managed appropriately. However, UTI in children is a most challenging condition to treat in primary care because symptoms can be minimal in the early stages

Objectives: The aim of the study was to determining the prevalence of UTI's among the secondary schools students in urban and rural areas in Erbil .

Methodology: A descriptive study were carried out at two public secondary schools in Erbil city. During 1st Oct. 2010 to 30th June. 2011. A randomly sample size of 200 students was selected of urban and rural areas in Erbil ,the data was collected by special form and analyzed through the use of statistical package sciences (Spss 15).

Results: The present study found that the prevalence of UTI among female were higher (76.1%) in urban than in rural area (57%) in reversely to UTI among males students which is higher in rural area (45.3%) than males in urban area (23.9%), while roles of prevention in urban and rural area found that the large numbers of students in urban area were preventing themselves by hand washing (68.5%).

Conclusions: Significant difference was found between rural and urban area, age factors were initially to be responsible for the difference in prevalence.

Recommendation: Secondary school's students need for greater education and healthcare providers regarding the prevention of UTI .



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Palpitany, S. A., Ahmed, S. H., & Hussein, K. A. (2014). Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection among Secondary School Students in Urban and Rural in Erbil: Comparative Study. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 4(3), 129–135.

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