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Infantile colic--less common than previously estimated?
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PMID:  8740304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A two-part population-based study investigating the occurrence of infantile colic was undertaken, in which 92% of mothers with newborn healthy infants were reached. In the prospective part 152 mothers ("diary group") registered crying and fussing in their infants during 12 weeks. In the retrospective part 224 mothers ("interview group") were contacted by telephone at an infant age of 5-7 months. The colic occurrence was determined according to four different definitions; the rate varied from 3.3 to 17.1%. The classical "Wessel-type" colic was present in 9.3%. Colic defined as "crying seen as a problem by parent" was present in 12.1% of the "interview group", but in only 3.3% of the "diary group". Some earlier studies may have overestimated colic occurrence. Another possibility is an actual decline. The contributive part of preventive measures is discussed.
C Canivet; B Hagander; I Jakobsson; J Lanke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-10     Completed Date:  1996-10-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Colic / classification,  epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Diseases / classification,  epidemiology*
Irritable Mood
Population Surveillance
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sweden / epidemiology

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