volume 99, issue 3, Pe1-e1 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.3.e1
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B. P. Lanphear, R. S. Byrd, P. Auinger, C. B. Hall

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Background. The number of visits for otitis media, the most common diagnosis among preschool children, has increased during the past decade. This study was undertaken to determine whether there has been a concurrent increase in the prevalence of recurrent otitis media among children in the United States and to identify risk factors or demographic changes to explain the increase.Methods. Although the prevalence of recurrent otitis increased with age, the greatest increase in recurrent otitis media oc…

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