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  1. A statewide survey of immunization rates in Minnesota school age children : implications for targeted assessment and prevention strategies.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    A retrospective statewide immunization survey of the 69 115 Minnesota children who entered kindergarten in 1992 was conducted.

    Methods

    Information was collected from school immunization records on date of birth, dates of vaccination for each dose of vaccine, address of residence and race/ethnicity (when available).

    Immunization rates were assessed retrospectively for each month of a child's life from 2 to 48 months of age.

    Age-appropriate immunization was defined as receipt of all scheduled vaccines within 30 days of the recommended age.

    Results

    Immunization levels varied by vaccine, age of the child and race/ethnicity.

    For example at 19 months of age, 73% of students had received measles, mumps, rubella vaccine ; however, only 39% had received their fourth dose of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine.

    White, non-Hispanic students consistently had higher vaccination rates than children of other racial/ethnic groups.

    For example 45% of white, non-Hispanic students were age-appropriately vaccinated at 16 months of age compared with 25% of Blacks, 30% of American Indians, 30% of white Hispanics and 28% of Asian-Pacific Islanders (Mantel-Haenzel chi square, P<0.001 for each comparison).

    Furthermore coverage rates frequently varied significantly by neighborhood, thereby identifying pockets of underimmunization within communities.

    Conclusion

    Our data demonstrate that vaccination rates can vary substantially by age, race/ethnicity and neighborhood. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Vaccination, Taux, Age, Sexe, Ethnie, Enquête, Minnesota, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Prévention, Surveillance sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Programme sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vaccination, Rate, Age, Sex, Ethnic group, Survey, Minnesota, United States, North America, America, School age, Child, Human, Prevention, Sanitary surveillance, Epidemiology, Sanitary program

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0419851

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 25/01/1999.