The prevalence of hearing impairment among 10-year-old children in metropolitan Atlanta between 1985 and 1987 was evaluated.
Hearing-impaired children were identified by reviewing records at public schools and health and social service agencies.
The prevalence was 1.1 per 1000 and was slightly higher among Blacks and boys than among Whites and girls.
The most common known causes of hearing impairment were meningitis (0.3 per 1000), genetic and hereditary conditions (0.2 per 1000), and congenital rubella syndrome (0.1 per 1000).
Mots-clés Pascal : Surdité, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Etiologie, Association, Géorgie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition, Atlanta
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hearing loss, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Etiology, Association, Georgia, United States, North America, America, ENT disease, Auditory disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0567699
Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 09/06/1995.