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Turk J Pediatr. 2015 Mar-Apr;57(2):172-6.

Toilet training age and influencing factors: a multicenter study.

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Department of Urology Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey. httarhan@yahoo.com.

Abstract

To determine toilet training age and the factors influencing this in our country, 1500 children who had completed toilet training were evaluated in a multicenter study. The mean age of toilet training was 22.32 ± 6.57 months. The duration it took to complete toilet training was 6.60 ± 2.20 months on the average. In univariant analysis, toilet training age increased as the parental education level, specifically that of the mother, increased. The training age of children whose mothers had over 12 years of education differed significantly from that of children of mothers with less education. There was no significant difference in toilet training age with regard to the education level of the father, or the employment status of the mother. We also found significant differences with respect to family income level, toilet type and training method. In multivariant analysis, family income >5000 TL and use of a potty chair were determined to be factors affecting toilet training age. In conclusion, toilet training age in Turkey, a developing country, was found to be lower than that in developed countries.

PMID:
26690599
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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