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Table 2 Incidence of AOM episodes as diagnosed by a primary care physician or an otolaryngology specialist

From: Incidence of acute otitis media in children below 6 years of age seen in medical practices in five East European countries

  Medical record review Follow-up period
Total number of AOM episodes (total population) Incidence per 1000 person-years (95 % CI) Total number of AOM episodes (total population) Incidence per 1000 person-years (95 % CI)a
Estonia 24 (250) 97.7 (62.6–145.3) 35 (249) 137.8 (96.0–191.7)
Lithuania 58 (300) 225.2 (171.0–291.2) 55 (299) 184.0 (138.6–239.6)
Poland 121 (1106) 130.5 (108.3–155.9) 131 (1104) 115.7 (96.7–137.3)
Romania 34 (301) 118.7 (82.2–165.9) 43 (301) 141.9 (102.7–191.1)
Slovenia 125 (300) 455.3 (379.0–542.5) 105 (300) 340.3 (278.3–412.0)
Overall total 362 (2257) 181.8 (163.5–201.5) 369 (2253) 160.7 (144.7–177.9)
  1. There is no overlap of dates between “Medical record review” and “Follow-up” period. The subjects were followed-up from June 2011 to January 2013
  2. The medical records were reviewed 12 months prior to enrolment (entire birth period for subjects aged below 1 year)
  3. AOM acute otitis media, CI confidence interval
  4. aBased on the actual surveillance period since some subjects were followed-up for more than 1 year