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:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 "I recognized the ... in healthcare facilities," said an inventor from Cincinnati, Ohio. ... system." , He developed the Slyde Door to offer ... in healthcare facilities. It provides convenient storage space for ... more stretchers available for patients. , This offers ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... 2015 Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has released a new ... on auto insurance prices . , Drivers ... vehicle theft may have to pay more for auto ... insurance policies can also offer protection against vehicle theft. ... compared online on a single website: http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 In the past ... couple of changes. , "We had to run maintenance ... needed changes," said Jennifer Ramirez, the PR Director. "It ... to say that we are back on track after ... the process of changing phone systems which has not ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... “ ArcAngel ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of ... and coolest applications on the market for iOS, ... technology expert, conducted the app review and shared with viewers ... a turbulent world, people may find themselves in dangerous situations ... first move, but some situations can be avoided if there ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... John Evans, a Gardant affordable assisted living ... 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 24. , ... in Pekin, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, ... maintain their independence. , Becky Baker will entertain guests ... served during the luau. , For more information, call ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:High Rates Of Car Theft Can Have An Impact on Auto Insurance Prices! 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Temporary Number Available 2Health News:A Personal Safety Application was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:John Evans Supportive Living Community Prepares for Party on the Patio 2
... Superior Side-Effect Profile Earns Vesicare Gold Standard Status Over, ... ... Decision Resources, WALTHAM, Mass., April 3, 2008 ... focusing on,pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a drug,s effect on ...
... 32 Dallas-area students will be participating in the American ... Program. The program is held in conjunction with the ... Anatole Hotel. , The students are from the High ... School, and the Business and Management Cluster School. The ...
... Medical Mutual of Ohio,announced the acquisition of Premier ... network headquartered in Columbia,South Carolina., PHS was ... Palmetto,Health., The acquisition expands Medical Mutual,s presence ... Carolina Care Plan, a Columbia-based health,plan that serves ...
... N.C., and SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2008 ... and development organization, and,Advanced Targeting Systems, Inc. ... a new strategic alliance focused on development,and ... for chronic,pain. Advanced Pain Therapeutics LLC (APT), ...
... ,MemorialCare is joining forces with its physician partners ... to the hard hits health care,providers have been ... Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts to physicians, as well as ... inpatient,services., In efforts to continue to build ...
... ANA, Calif., April 2, 2008 Grubb &,Ellis Healthcare ... in Lakeland, Fla., Located at 3035, 3037, 3131, ... complex is comprised of four identical buildings. Each,building has ... square feet. Built in 1996 and 1998 on approximately ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Astellas/GlaxoSmithKline's Vesicare Has Advantages Over Pfizer's Detrol LA/Detrusitol XL in Reducing Episodes of Urge Urinary Incontinence 2Health News:Cato Research Ltd. and Advanced Targeting Systems, Inc. Partner to Develop SP-SAP for Chronic Pain 2Health News:Cato Research Ltd. and Advanced Targeting Systems, Inc. Partner to Develop SP-SAP for Chronic Pain 3Health News:MemorialCare Joins Forces with Physician Partners to Advocate for a Balanced, Fiscally Responsible Healthcare System 2Health News:Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Vista Professional Center in Lakeland, Fla. 2Health News:Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Vista Professional Center in Lakeland, Fla. 3Health News:Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Vista Professional Center in Lakeland, Fla. 4
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015  AbbVie Inc. ("AbbVie") (NYSE / CHX / Euronext ... the expiration of its exchange offer to acquire all of ... 5 p.m., New York City time, ... 2015, AbbVie also voluntarily withdrew its initial Notification and Report ... provide the FTC with additional time to review the proposed ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Inivata, a Cambridge, England -based ... the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting ... and a poster presentation. Michael Stocum , CEO ... nd . The presentation, entitled Monitoring the ... part of a session on Recent Advances in Diagnostics ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lmsnqn/medical_equipment ... Equipment Rental and Leasing - Global Strategic Business Report" ... analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Equipment Rental and ... analytics for the US, Japan , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 2AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 3AbbVie Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc. 4Inivata Co-founder Nitzan Rosenfeld to Present at AACR Annual Meeting 2Medical Equipment Rental and Leasing Market 2015-2020 - Global Strategic Business Report - Healthcare Spending Slowdown Bodes Well for Medical Equipment Leasing 2
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Carbamazepine in human serum...
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Phenobarbital in human serum....
Determination of the Thrombin Time by STA Analyzers. Freeze-dried human thrombin (1.5NIH units/mL) with calcium....
Determination of Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT) by STA Analyzers. Cephalin reagent with particulate (silica) activator....
Medicine Products: