People with profound deafness were surveyed in the general population of Sichuan.
The results showed that the overall prevalence in Sichuan was 0. 186 per cent (236/126 876) of the general population, males 0.212 per cent (135/63 741), females 0.159 per cent (101/63135) (p<=0.05).
Two hundred and fifteen (92 per cent) cases were older than 10 years, but 227 (96 per cent) lost their hearing under the age of 10 years, 192 (80 per cent) under five years, and 104 (44 per cent) were congenital.
There was no significant difference in prevalence of deafness between the population located in urban and rural areas.
However, the population living in the flat area and mountain area had a much higher prevalence than that of the hill people (p<=0.05).
Mots-clés Pascal : Surdité, Prévalence, Etiologie, Homme, Chine, Asie, Géographie, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hearing loss, Prevalence, Etiology, Human, China, Asia, Geography, ENT disease, Auditory disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0100399
Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 199406.