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Acta Paediatr. 1998 Sep;87(9):1003-4.

Changes in day care attendance rates and in the occurrence of adenoidectomies and tympanostomies.

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Department of Paediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland.

Abstract

The care of a child in a day care center is a marked risk factor for acute otitis media. In a nationwide questionnaire survey we found that the rate of tympanostomies and adenoidectomies was 59-67% higher for the children cared for at a day care center before the age of 3 y. When the local authorities in Finland at the beginning of 1990 were obliged by law to arrange day care for all children under 3 y, the number of adenoidectomies performed on children at this age increased by 30%.

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