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Table 2 Prevalence of the different types of otitis media in Aboriginal children aged 6–30 months from remote communities in Northern and Central Australia (95% confidence intervals adjusted for the clustering effect of living in the same community).

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

Diagnosis Children (N = 709) Percentage (95% CI)
Not determined 11 2% (0.4, 3)
Normal 53 8% (5, 10)
Unilateral OME 72 10% (8, 12)
Bilateral OME 219 31% (27, 34)
AOM/woP 185 26% (23, 30)
AOM/wiP 47 7% (4, 9)
Dry Perforation 15 2% (1, 3)
CSOM 107 15% (11, 19)
Any suppurative OM 339 48% (44, 52)
Any Perforation (Severe OM) 169 24% (19, 29)
Any OM 647 91% (88, 94)
  1. Abbreviations: N = number; % = percent; CI = confidence interval; OME = otitis media with effusion; AOM/woP = acute otitis media without perforation; AOM/wiP = acute otitis media with perforation; CSOM = chronic suppurative otitis media; OM = otitis media.