August 1987

Lack of Association of Cleft Uvula With Otitis Media in Apache Indian Children

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Family and Community Medicine (Dr Fischler and Mr Feldman) and Pediatrics (Dr Fischler), University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson; and Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Phoenix Indian Medical Center (Dr Todd). Dr Fischler is now with St Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix; Dr Todd is now with Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(8):866-867. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460080052026

• Cleft uvula occurs in approximately 20% of Athabaskan Indians. The association of cleft uvula with otitis media was examined in a cohort of 175 Apache Indian children followed up prospectively from birth. No association was found between the occurrence of cleft uvula and the rate, frequency, or timing of otitis media attacks.

(AJDC 1987;141:866-867)