ERIC Number: ED074674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Hearing and Related Medical Findings Among Children: Race, Area, and Socioeconomic Differentials United States.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
The national survey examined a probability sample of 7,417 children 6 to 11 years of age to provide estimates showing regional, racial, and socioeconomic differentials in the prevalence of ear, nose, and throat pathology and hearing problems. Data were obtained by means of a medical examination by a staff pediatrician and a medical history obtained from the child's parents. Principle findings included the following: abnormalities of the eardrum were found about as often among white children as Negro children but more frequently among children from the South and from rural areas; conditions indicative of past or present infection were found more frequently among white than Negro children, among children from the South, and among children from rural areas; complete occlusion of the drum by cerumen was found more frequently among Negro children and children from the South; tonsils were found to be removed more frequently among white children, children not from the South, and children in families with incomes greater than $5,000; a history of ear infection and ear injury was reported more frequently among white than Negro children; trouble hearing was reported more frequently among children in the South; children in rural areas more frequently had a history of ear and hearing problems than children living in urban areas; and the prevalence of trouble hearing was greatest among children from families where income and parent education level was lowest. (DB)
Descriptors: Children, Exceptional Child Research, Geographic Regions, Hearing Impairments, National Surveys, Partial Hearing, Racial Factors, Socioeconomic Influences
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Vital and Health Statistics - Series 11, No. 122, $0.70)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.