Table 1

Characteristics of study population undergoing tonsillectomy

a Characteristic

Recurrent GAS pharyngitis

Adenotonsillar hypertrophy

bP-value


Age group

0.67

< 5 yrs

8 (27%)

11 (38%)

5-13 yrs

19 (63%)

16 (55%)

> 13 yrs

3 (10%)

2 (7%)


Gender

0.51

% Female

14 (47%)

16 (55%)

% Male

16 (53%)

13 (45%)


Race/Ethnicity

0.10

White

22 (76%)

17 (55%)

Black

5 (17%)

8 (26%)

Hispanic

1 (3%)

6 (19%)

Black and White

1 (3%)

0 (0%)


GAS pharyngitis diagnosed within the past 12 months

< 0.001

Yes

30 (100%)

5 (17%)

No

0 (0%)

24 (83%)


History of ear tubes

0.04

Yes

9 (31%)

2 (7%)

No

20 (69%)

27 (93%)


a There are 1 or 2 missing values for each category.

b Statistical Analysis. Categorical variables were analyzed by chi-square or Fisher's exact tests. A P- value of < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Stata 8.1 (Stata Corporation, College Station, TX) was used for all analyses.

Roberts et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-3

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