Newborns with Delayed Hearing Screening Prior to Hospital Discharge: High Risk Populations of Hearing Loss

Mahmoud A. Gaddoury, Tri Tran, Mary Jo Smith, Jeanette Webb, Terri Mohren, Melinda Peat


This study was conducted in Louisiana DDH, Office of Public Health as a part of my practicum during the period from June to September, 2013.  The length  between the date of birth and the date of screening was evaluated  after excluding new born with no screening records.  Estimation of the average days for some risk factors groups including birth weight, gestational age, admission to NICU, APGAR score at 5th minute after birth, method of delivery, and plurality.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *