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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of children seen by region.

From: Otitis media in young Aboriginal children from remote communities in Northern and Central Australia: a cross-sectional survey

  Darwin Rural East Arnhem Katherine District Central Australia All Regions
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Total Children Listed 347 330 144 229 1050
Eligible Children 299 (100%) 310 (100%) 123 (100%) 184 (100%) 916 (100%)
Eligible Children present during study visit 270 (90%) 253 (82%) 87 (71%) 161 (88%) 771 (84%)
Eligible Children present during study visit and examination performed 260 (87%) 230 (74%) 83 (67%) 136 (74%) 709 (77%)
Mean Age (months) 18.3 15.8 16.7 19.1 17.4
Male 123 (48%) 126 (55%) 44 (52%) 67 (49%) 360 (51%)
History of AOM 216 (83%) 157 (68%) 49 (59%) 106 (78%) 528 (76%)
History of perforation 110 (42%) 86 (37%) 36 (43%) 70 (51%) 302 (44%)
  1. Abbreviations: No. = number; % = percent; AOM= acute otitis media.