A case–control study of nutritional factors associated with chronic suppurative otitis media in Yemeni children

Elemraid, MA, Mackenzie, IJ, Fraser, WD, Harper, G, Faragher, B, Atef, Z, Al-Aghbari, N and Brabin, BJ (2011) A case–control study of nutritional factors associated with chronic suppurative otitis media in Yemeni children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65 (8). pp. 895-902. ISSN 0954-3007

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Abstract

Background/Objectives: Undernutrition and chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in children are common in low resource settings, but there are few studies of their interactions. The aim is to evaluate nutritional factors associated with CSOM in Yemeni children. Subjects/Methods: A case–control study of 75 children with CSOM and 74 healthy controls. Assessment included dietary history, anthropometry, haemoglobin (Hb) and serum analytes zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), selenium (Se), iron, calcium, phosphate (PO4) and total 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D). Results: Cases had lower mean Z-scores for weight-for-age, weight-for-height, body mass index and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) (all P

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:06
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 13:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/35357
DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2011.58

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