Navigation Links
Demographic disparities found among children with frequent ear infections
Date:8/9/2010

Research has documented that ethnic and socioeconomic disparities exist among patients with conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Now, a new study by researchers from UCLA and Harvard University has found disparities among children suffering from repeated ear infections.

The findings, published in the August edition of the journal Laryngoscope, show that frequent ear infections plague white children and children living below the poverty level more than children of other racial or ethnic backrounds or income levels.

Despite a recent overall decline in the incidence of otitis media, or ear infection, it is still one of the most common and burdensome ailments affecting children. More than 80 percent of children have at least one infection by the age of 3, and medical and surgical treatments for these infections cost $3 billion to $5 billion annually. Each year, about 4.65 million children in the U.S. suffer "frequent" ear infections, defined as more than three infections over a 12-month period.

"An understanding of the size and distribution of the population of children with frequent ear infections is important because it is often these patients who will require more invasive and costly treatments," said study co-author Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and an associate professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "In this era of health care reform, it will be important to determine how to reach out to this population of children, whose inadequate health insurance coverage limits their options for treatment."

Researchers used data from a 10-year period (1997-2006) taken from the National Health Interview Survey, a large-scale, household-based survey of a statistically representative sample of the U.S. population.

Parents of children under the age of 18 were asked various questions, including whether their child had th
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers find that sociodemographic characteristics are related to a patients willingness to participate in cancer screenings
2. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
3. U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Address National Association of Black Journalists Conference on Health Disparities
4. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Louisiana is 46th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
5. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Georgia is 50th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
6. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Maryland is 48th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
7. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; District of Columbia is 51st Among All States in Maternal Mortality
8. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Arkansas is 44th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
9. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Delaware is 42nd Among All States in Maternal Mortality
10. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Mississippi is 45th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
11. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Nebraska is 40th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... Plastic Surgery (ACPS), has expanded its presence throughout Houston ... the Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center building. ACPS ... a natural step forward for ACPS, which has risen ... cosmetic plastic surgery practices in the state since its ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... White, straight women are much more likely to seek ... a new study finds. Researchers examined data gathered ... who took part in polls in 2002 and 2006-2010, ... Growth study. In the first poll, 13 percent ... infertility. This ranged from getting advice from doctors to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... A survey of U.S. veterans receiving mental health services ... also significant room for improvement among all areas studied. ... 2009, found that patients with a substance use disorder ... health services. Those with substance abuse problems also were ... to them or respected their decisions. , The findings, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and ... unique gene. The newly found marker could help ... a treatment regimen that is more effective. The ... A*STAR,s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), ... Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The ... PM360, a leading health-marketing industry trade magazine, will honor ... the Trailblazer Awards are given to outstanding companies, marketers ... to offer. , “We are proud to announce ... call to entries with double the number of submissions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery Expands Its Reach in Texas 2Health News:White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report 2Health News:Survey finds veterans generally satisfied with mental health care 2Health News:Novel gene predicts both breast cancer relapse and response to chemotherapy 2Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 2Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 3Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 4Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 5Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 6Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 7Health News:PM360 Announces 2014 Trailblazer Award Finalists 8
... Outside Board Meeting, MARTINEZ, Calif., Nov. 26 ... place outside Tuesday,s meeting of the Contra,Costa Board ... The 150,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is ... United States and represents,every type of healthcare worker, ...
... cholera, a potentially fatal,diarrheal disease found in the ... orally vaccinating half of the affected,populations once every ... to,new findings by an international team of researchers ... in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease,Institute at Fred ...
... experience stigma, loneliness and ostracism, and can find it ... new research findings. , They also struggle to ... though, in theory, there is 100% access to state-funded ... result. , Sarah Bernays, of the London School of ...
... 26 The Wackenhut,Corporation, the leading security services ... to enhance its employee medical and dental,insurance plans ... further validation that Wackenhut,s focus on employee welfare ... consulting firm, Mercer, released an overview of,its most ...
... ... Marine Underwriters, CANTON, Mass., Nov. 26 ... Southern Marine,& Aviation Inc., to represent its International Marine Underwriters (IMU),division. ... under a primary marine cargo program managed by Southern Marine &,Aviation, ...
... Datascope Urges Shareholders to Re-Elect Incumbent Directors and Reject ... ... Datascope Corp.,(Nasdaq: DSCP ) today filed an investor ... available on the Investor,Relations section of the Company,s website at ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Shows Cholera Can be Controlled With Oral Vaccines 2Health News:Study Shows Cholera Can be Controlled With Oral Vaccines 3Health News:New study highlights stigma and stress of living with HIV/AIDS in Serbia 2Health News:New study highlights stigma and stress of living with HIV/AIDS in Serbia 3Health News:Wackenhut Enhances Health Insurance Plans Without Raising Costs 2Health News:OneBeacon Appoints Southern Marine & Aviation Inc. 2Health News:OneBeacon Appoints Southern Marine & Aviation Inc. 3Health News:OneBeacon Appoints Southern Marine & Aviation Inc. 4Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 2Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 3Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 4Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 5Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 6Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 7Health News:Datascope Files Investor Presentation 8
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618925/The-Market-for-Hospital-Acquired-Infection-Control-Sterilization-Disinfection-Testing-and-Treatment.html Given the ... (HAIs), demand has increased for solutions ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: The Impact of Healthcare Reform ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618927/The-Impact-of-Healthcare-Reform-PPACA-On-the-US-IVD-Industry.html The "Patient ... complex legislation that affects virtually every aspect of ... beginning to take effect now. IVD manufacturers who ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Personal Accident and ... Opportunities to 2018 ... provides in depth market analysis, information and ... health insurance segment, including: - The French ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 2The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 3The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 4The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 5The Market for Hospital-Acquired Infection Control (Sterilization, Disinfection, Testing and Treatment) 6The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 2The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 3The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 4The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 5The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 23
... 28 Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR ) announced ... Comas will be presenting at the Goldman Sachs Global Industrials ... at 10:15 a.m. EDT. The company also announced that President ... presenting at the Robert W. Baird Industrial Conference in Chicago, ...
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ... of adults with schizophrenia. (Logo: ... ) Schizophrenia affects about 1 ... and older, in a given year. The most ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves Latuda to Treat Schizophrenia in Adults 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: