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Financial Impact of Bedwetting

Bedwetting is a common problem that affects 20% of 5-year olds and persists into adolescence in 5% of the population. Previous research has confirmed that bedwetting has significant social and psychological impact on children. In addition, it is also estimated that bedwetting has a significant financial impact and this study aims to quantify this.

The study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and University College of London. They are studying the economic impact on families and the NHS by analysing direct and indirect expenditure of bed wetting. The data gathered will be used as evidence to inform governing bodies, aid funding of children's incontinence charities and initiate further research.