Changes in age and sex specific tonsillectomy rates: United States, 1970-1977

J. L. Freeman, J. F. Jekel, D. H. Freeman

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National estimates of tonsillectomy rates were generated from the Hospital Discharge Survey for the years 1970 and 1977. A comparison of the rates over the seven-year period revealed significant declines in T&A for all age and sex categories and in tonsillectomy alone for males aged 20 through 29. It was also observed that sex differences found in 1970 persisted in 1977.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-491
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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