How Common Are Urinary Tract Infections in Children?
Reference Urinary tract infections (UTIs) Opens New Window are common in children, especially during their first year. About 8 out of 100 girls and about 2 out of 100 boys will have a UTI as a child.Reference 1
UTIs are more common in boys who are not circumcised than in Reference circumcised Opens New Window boys. During the first year of life, boys are at higher risk for UTIs than girls. After the first year, UTIs become more common in girls than in boys. This trend continues throughout childhood and most of adulthood.
Infants and young children often get another UTI in the months after their first one. Recurrent infections usually happen within the same year as the first UTI.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 10, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology