Prevalence of otitis media with effusion among school going children in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Mani Lal Aich Assistant Professor & Resident Surgeon (ENT), Dept. of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka.
  • Akhil Chandra Biswas Assistant Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery, Bangladesh Medical College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
  • Miraj Ahmed Medical Officer, Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka.
  • Md Abul Hasnat Joarder Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka.
  • Pran Gopal Datta Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka.
  • M Alauddin Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v15i1.4308

Keywords:

Otitis media with effusion (OME), school children

Abstract

A Prospective study was carried out from Jan 2000 Jan 2003, to find out the prevalence of OME among School children The study was done in Dhaka City and adjacent areas of Dhaka City in Savar, Munshigonj and Keranigonj, Altogether 280 Students aged 4-9 years were interviewed and examined. Nineteen percent children were found to have OME. In the urban community it was 17%, but in rural areas it was 21%. In our study children with OME were more in poorer people, smoker parents and bottle fed babies.

Key words: Otitis media with effusion (OME), school children.

DOI: 10.3329/bjo.v15i1.4308

Bangladesh J of Otorhinolaryngology 2009; 15(1): 31-34

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Aich, M. L., Biswas, A. C., Ahmed, M., Joarder, M. A. H., Datta, P. G., & Alauddin, M. (2010). Prevalence of otitis media with effusion among school going children in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 15(1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v15i1.4308

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