Skip to main content

Table 2 Percent reported ear infections and hearing problems by indigenous status

From: Longitudinal analysis of ear infection and hearing impairment: findings from 6-year prospective cohorts of Australian children

Age (year) Non indigenous children
Ear infection % (n) Hearing problems % (n)
B cohort K cohort B cohort K cohort
0/1 3.7 (178)   0.7 (35)  
2/3 5.4 (237)   n/a*  
4/5 5.5 (232) 7.7 (368) 2.0 (83) 3.1 (150)
6/7 5.0 (205) 5.6 (235) 2.8 (113) n/a
8/9   n/a   2.5 (105)
10/11   3.2 (130)   2.1 (86)
Age (year) Indigenous children
Ear infection % (n) Hearing problems % (n)
B cohort K cohort B cohort K cohort
0/1 9.6 (22)   0.9 (2)  
2/3 9.4 (17)   n/a*  
4/5 8.1 (12) 13.9 (26) 4.0 (6) 7.5 (14)
6/7 4.8 (7) 5.9 (9) 4.8 (7) n/a
8/9   n/a   4.0 (5)
10/11   7.6 (9)   2.5 (3)
  1. *n/a: data not available.