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Longitudinal analysis of ear infection and hearing impairment: findings from 6-year prospective cohorts of Australian children

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Hogan, Anthony; Strazdins, Lyndall


BACKGROUND Middle ear infection is common in childhood. Despite its prevalence, there is little longitudinal evidence about the impact of ear infection, particularly its association to hearing loss. By using 6-year prospective data, we investigate the onset and impact over time of ear infection in Australian children. METHODS We analyse 4 waves of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) survey collected in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. There are two age cohorts in this study (B...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-02-21
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-28


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