Lower respiratory tract infections among american Indian and Alaska Native children and the general population of U.S. Children.

@article{Peck2005LowerRT,
  title={Lower respiratory tract infections among american Indian and Alaska Native children and the general population of U.S. Children.},
  author={Angela Peck and Robert C. Holman and Aaron T. Curns and Jairam R Lingappa and James E. Cheek and Rosalyn J. Singleton and Karen Price Carver and Larry J. Anderson},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={342-51}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) cause substantial childhood morbidity. This study characterizes and compares LRTI-associated morbidity among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and the general population of U.S. children. METHODS Hospitalization and outpatient records with a diagnosis indicating LRTIs were evaluated for children aged younger than 5 years during 1990-2001. RESULTS For 1999-2001, the LRTI-associated hospitalization rate was… CONTINUE READING

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