DIAGNOSTIC AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN MULTIPLE HOSPITAL ADMISSION IN CHILDREN UNDER 2 OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD
UNSPECIFIED. (1993) DIAGNOSTIC AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN MULTIPLE HOSPITAL ADMISSION IN CHILDREN UNDER 2 OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE, 15 (4). pp. 332-336. ISSN 0957-4832Full text not available from this repository.
Diagnostic and socio-demographic changes for children experiencing multiple hospital admissions (three or more) before the age of two years in two whole-year birth cohorts five years apart - 1980 and 1985 - are reported. The increase in multiple admissions between 1980 and 1985 was distributed evenly throughout the diagnostic groups. Although a disproportionate increase in admissions per child for asthma was noted, the results suggest that the increase accounts for only a small proportion of the total increase. A marked trend to earlier age of first admission is reported. Low-birthweight infants, infants of young mothers and infants from deprived areas of the city are over-represented in the multiple admission groups in both cohorts. There was a marked increase in the proportion of low-birthweight infants in the multiple admissions group between 1 980 and 1 985 compared with a decrease in the percentage of low-birthweight infants in the control group over the same period. The study results are discussed with particular reference to the unexplained increase in early childhood admissions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM|
|Official Date:||December 1993|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 332-336|
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