How common is acute otitis media in Hong Kong

R. Y.T. Sung, C. W. Yu, J. T.S. Chan, J. K.S. Woo, C. C. Lam, R. Y.M. Tseng

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Abstract

Objective: To study the attendance rate and clinical presentation of acute otitis media (AOM) at several clinics of different settings in Hong Kong in order to gain some insight into the epidemiology of AOM in Hong Kong children. Design: A prospective, collaborative, cross-sectional study. Subjects: Children with AOM seen at a private paediatric practice, a walk-in paediatric clinic at a private hospital and an Accident and Emergency Department of a large public hospital between April 1996 and March 1997 were included in study. Outcome measure: Prevalence in AOM. Results: The contributions of AOM to the total number of consultations of paediatric patients varied between 0.6% to 6.3%. Conclusion: Compared to Western developed countries. AOM is much less common in Hong Kong Chinese children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalHong Kong Practitioner
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Hong Kong
  • Otitis media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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