IJOHNS  Vol.4 No.4 , July 2015
Risk Factors of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children
ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to detect the risk factors associated with otitis media with effusion (OME) among children with age ranged from 6 months to 2 years. Materials and Methods: it is a cross-sectional study 500 children were selected from Assiut University Hospital clinics through multi-staged randomized sampling. Parents of these children were interviewed with a structured questionnaire. Clinical examination, including otoscopic examination and tympanometry was performed for each child. Results: There was no statistical significant relationship between OME and gender, age, mother job. There is statistical significant relationship between OME and breast feeding, using pacifier, mother education, sibling of children and exposure to passive smoking. Conclusion: There are multiple risk factors associated with OME in children between 6 months to 2 years of age.

Cite this paper
Abo el-Magd, E. , Elsayed Yousef, Y. , El-Asheerr, O. and M. Sobhy, K. (2015) Risk Factors of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 303-308. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.44052.
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