Title

The Incidence and Prevalence of Otitis Media in Montana Daycare and Preschool

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Abstract

Otitis media (OM) and Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) are among the most frequent illnesses experienced by young children and was the most commonly reported diagnosis for children under age 2 as well as for children aged 2 to 5 years seeking medical care for acute illness. Overall in the US medical visits for the treatment of OM and OME accounted for 17.4% by children under 2 years of age and 18.1% by children 2 to 5 years of age. The estimated direct and indirect cost of OME for children younger than 5 years was more than $5 billion. Attendance in day care and preschool facilities has been identified as a risk factor for the development of OME, increasing the incidence of OM approximately threefold among children <2 years old. The incidence of OM and the prevalence of OME have been documented in previous epidemiologic studies of US children followed from birth to 2 or 3 years of age and between 2 and 4 years of age, however, the incidence, prevalence, costs and bacterial pathologies has not been studied in Montana. The study will sample approximately 30 children from two UM preschool facilities. The children were ages 3-5.. Over a period of one month each child was assessed by the use of tympanometry and video otoscopy each week. This study is currently being conducted. The study wll report the incidence and prevalence of OM including the risk factors and costs of OM and OME.

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The Incidence and Prevalence of Otitis Media in Montana Daycare and Preschool

Otitis media (OM) and Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) are among the most frequent illnesses experienced by young children and was the most commonly reported diagnosis for children under age 2 as well as for children aged 2 to 5 years seeking medical care for acute illness. Overall in the US medical visits for the treatment of OM and OME accounted for 17.4% by children under 2 years of age and 18.1% by children 2 to 5 years of age. The estimated direct and indirect cost of OME for children younger than 5 years was more than $5 billion. Attendance in day care and preschool facilities has been identified as a risk factor for the development of OME, increasing the incidence of OM approximately threefold among children <2 years old. The incidence of OM and the prevalence of OME have been documented in previous epidemiologic studies of US children followed from birth to 2 or 3 years of age and between 2 and 4 years of>age, however, the incidence, prevalence, costs and bacterial pathologies has not been studied in Montana. The study will sample approximately 30 children from two UM preschool facilities. The children were ages 3-5.. Over a period of one month each child was assessed by the use of tympanometry and video otoscopy each week. This study is currently being conducted. The study wll report the incidence and prevalence of OM including the risk factors and costs of OM and OME.