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Middle ear effusion: rate and risk factors in Australian children attending day care

Skull, Sue; Morris, Peter; Yonovitz, A; Attewell, R; Krause, Victoria; Leach, A J; Anand, A; Scott, J; Reid, S; Roberts, Leslee

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There have been no previous longitudinal studies of otitis media conducted in non-Aboriginal Australian children. This paper describes the rate and risk factors for middle ear effusion (MEE) in children attending day care in Darwin, Australia. A prospective cohort study of 252 children under 4 years was conducted in 9 day care centres over 12 fortnights between 24 March and 15 September 1997. Tympanometry was conducted fortnightly and multivariate analysis used to determine risk factors...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92094
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268899002708

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