Frequency and severity of infections in day care: three-year follow-up.

  title={Frequency and severity of infections in day care: three-year follow-up.},
  author={Ellen R. Wald and Nathalie Guerra and Carol Byers},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={118 4 Pt 1},
This study was undertaken to compare prospectively the frequency, nature, and severity of infections in children participating in three types of child care arrangements: home care, group care (two to six children), and day care (seven or more children). Children were enrolled at birth and observed for at least 36 months. The families were telephoned every 2 weeks to record on a standardized form the type and severity of illness during the previous interval. Children remaining in their original… CONTINUE READING

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