Prevalence Of Otitis Media In Aboriginal Children Of Pre-School Age In Three Northern Territory Rural Communities

Amongst children of preschool age in three Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory there were only seven of 425 ears (1.7%) with normal tympanic membrane mobility. Abnormal tympanograms without signs of inflammation were prevalent in the youngest infants studied. Tympanic membrane perforations were detected in 5/32 = 16% of infants at four to six months of age and in some 30% of ears of older children.

Members Only Content

This content is for Australian Doctors’ Federation members only. If you are member simply click the login button below to access the members portal. If you are not a member maybe it is time for you to join the ADF today and access our resources.

Log In Join Now

A Longitudinal Study Of Aboriginal Mothers And Infants: Eardrum Perforations, Chlamydial Infection And Antibiotics
Ear Programmes, Problems and Power