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Facts about encopresis:
- About 1.5 percent of all children over the age of 4 have encopresis.
- Most cases occur prior to age 5.
- Males are affected slightly more often than females.
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PubMed Soiling References
- Brooks RC, Copen RM, Cox DJ, Morris J, Borowitz S, Sutphen J. Review of the treatment literature for encopresis, functional constipation, and stool-toileting refusal. Ann Behav Med. 2000 Summer;22(3):260-7. 
- Schonwald A, Rappaport L. Consultation with the specialist: encopresis: assessment and management. Pediatr Rev. 2004 Aug;25(8):278-83. 
- van der Wal MF, Benninga MA, Hirasing RA. The prevalence of encopresis in a multicultural population. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Mar;40(3):345-8.