Om Prevalence

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The study will focus entirely on children under the age of 36 months. Because OM prevalence changes drastically throughout that time period, the study will be divided into three different age groups in children, those under 12 months of age, those between 12 and 24 months, and those between 24 and 36 months.

In order to correctly present the study proposal, it is important to first understand exactly what the exposures and outcomes are. In a relationship where one type of event is characteristic to another, the exposure is the variable that affects the outcome. To further explain, the exposure is usually associated with an environmental factor or lifestyle habit, often termed a ‘risk factor’. The outcome is the prevalence or presence of a disease or health related event. In this study focusing on the relationship between daycare attendance and recurring episodes of OM, the exposure is daycare attendance and the outcome is the prevalence of OM. ??

Data will be collected through the use of surveys, with the goal of obtaining adequate information in three areas of interest. The first and second parts include whether or not the children attended daycare, and when they did attend. The third part is a follow-up to those confirming daycare attendance: the type of daycare. Each survey will therefore ask questions about these three areas. The first question would be worded: “Did your child attend any daycare: under 12 months of age? Between 12 and 24 months of age? Between 24 and 36 months of age?” Should ‘yes’ be the answer to any of the questions, the guardian would be further asked to reveal the type of daycare (either family daycare homes or daycare centers)

The surveys will be conducted with help from our available information. We have access to date of diagnoses, type of treatment, and guardian contact information. Focusing primarily on contact information…...

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