Research finds disparities in tonsillectomy cases

08/4/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Georgetown University physicians said black and Hispanic children are 4.15 and 4.39 times more likely than white children to have a tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy for an obstruction such as snoring or sleep apnea. The study also showed that children under 2 years of age were 4.4 times more likely to have an obstruction than children 5 to 12.

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