A review of the burden of disease due to otitis media in the Asia-Pacific.

@article{Mahadevan2012ARO,
  title={A review of the burden of disease due to otitis media in the Asia-Pacific.},
  author={Murali Mahadevan and G. Navarro-Locsin and Henry Kun-Kiaang Tan and Noboru Yamanaka and Nuntigar Sonsuwan and Pa-Chun Wang and Nguyen Thien Dung and Ratna Dwi Restuti and Siti Sabzah Mohd Hashim and Shyan Vijayasekaran},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={
          623-35
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The burden of disease due to otitis media (OM) in Asia Pacific countries was reviewed to increase awareness and raise understanding within the region. METHODS Published literature and unpublished studies were reviewed. RESULTS In school-age children, OM prevalence varied between 3.25% (Thailand) and 12.23% (Philippines) being highest (42%) in Aboriginal Australian children. OME prevalence at school age varied between 1.14% (Thailand) and 13.8% (Malaysia). Higher prevalence was… CONTINUE READING
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