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Form of day care and respiratory infections among Finnish children.
Am J Public Health. 1995 Aug; 85(8 Pt 1):1109-12.AJ

Abstract

The relationship between respiratory infectious diseases and form of day care was assessed in a retrospective cohort study of 2568 randomly selected children aged 1 through 7 years in Espoo, Finland. Day-care center children had an increased risk for the common cold, acute otitis media, and pneumonia. The risk concentrated in 1-year-old children, for whom the adjusted relative risks (incidence density ratios) for the common cold, otitis media, and pneumonia were 1.69 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.43, 2.01), 1.99 (95% CI = 1.57, 2.52), and 9.69 (95% CI = 2.31, 40.55), respectively. Among 1-year-old children, the proportion of infections attributable to care at day-care centers were 41% (95% CI = 30, 50) for colds, 50% (95% CI = 36, 60) for otitis media, and 85% (95% CI = 57, 98) for pneumonia. The results provide evidence that care in day-care centers is a determinant of acute respiratory infections in children under 2, whereas family day care does not essentially increase risk.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7625505

Citation

Louhiala, P J., et al. "Form of Day Care and Respiratory Infections Among Finnish Children." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 85, no. 8 Pt 1, 1995, pp. 1109-12.
Louhiala PJ, Jaakkola N, Ruotsalainen R, et al. Form of day care and respiratory infections among Finnish children. Am J Public Health. 1995;85(8 Pt 1):1109-12.
Louhiala, P. J., Jaakkola, N., Ruotsalainen, R., & Jaakkola, J. J. (1995). Form of day care and respiratory infections among Finnish children. American Journal of Public Health, 85(8 Pt 1), 1109-12.
Louhiala PJ, et al. Form of Day Care and Respiratory Infections Among Finnish Children. Am J Public Health. 1995;85(8 Pt 1):1109-12. PubMed PMID: 7625505.
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