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How common is breath-holding?

It is estimated that around 5% of children aged between 6 months and 6 years experience breath-holding spells. Boys and girls are affected equally.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Childhood immunizations


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