0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Influenza Vaccination and Acute Otitis Media in Children-Reply

TERHO HEIKKINEN, MD; OLLI RUUSKANEN, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(9):1019. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160210021008.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

—Weller and Mann think that we have understood the reduction from 67% to 60% to represent an 83% decrease in incidence and to be statistically significant. Not even physicians make such kinds of statistical errors! By the "... incidence of AOM associated with influenza A... " we simply mean the number of cases of AOM that were clearly related to influenza A infection in the groups; the expression does not indicate the proportion of cases complicated by AOM among the children who developed influenza A. Therefore, we have correctly and deliberately used the complete sample population in the calculations (three [1.6%] of 187 in the vaccinated group vs 18 [9.6%] of 187 in the control group), resulting in an 83% decrease in incidence (P<.001).

The findings that the protective efficacy of the vaccination against influenza A was 83% and the incidence of AOM associated with influenza A was decreased by a

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();