Trends in otitis media and myringtomy with tube placement among American Indian/Alaska native children and the US general population of children.

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BACKGROUND Otitis media (OM) morbidity in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children is historically higher than that in other US children. METHODS Outpatient visits and hospitalizations listing OM as a diagnosis and outpatient visits listing myringotomy with insertion of tubes as a procedure among AI/AN children <5 years of age from the Indian… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318188d079

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