Urinary calcium excretion of children living in the east region of Turkey


SELİMOĞLU M. A. , ALP H. , Bitlisli H., ORBAK Z. , ENERGİN V. M. , KARAKELLEOĞLU M. C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.40, no.3, pp.399-404, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-404

Abstract

We screened 1647 randomly selected Turkish primary school children to detect the prevalence of hypercalciuria. Ninety-seven children had hypercalciuria, with a prevalence of 5.88 percent. Mean Uca/Ucr ratio was 0.135 +/- 0.108; mean Uca/Ucr value for girls was 0.139 and for boys 0.130 (p>0.05). Mean Uca/Ucr of boys with hypercalciuria was 0.341 +/- 0.09 and of girls 0.327 +/- 0.08 (p > 0.05). Of these 97 children, all investigations could be completed in only 40 and these cases were considered to be idiopathic, Twelve children (21%) had a family history of consanguinity and 17 (29.8%) of renal stones. The relation between blood parathormone and Uca/Ucr ratio was not statistically important (p > 0.05).