Immunizations are cost-effective measures for assuring public health.
However, recent outbreaks of measles, mumps, and pertussis underscore the inadequacy of current immunization programs.
A model identifying those children who are likely to be inadequately immunized could focus the use of limited health funds.
A retrospective examination of the medical charts of 101 children in a large inner-city clinic was undertaken to determine if specific factors were associated with inadequate immunization status.
Fifty percent of the children were inadequately immunized by 18 months of age (no measles-mumps-rubella or fewer than three diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccinations).
Mots-clés Pascal : Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Vaccination, Couverture vaccinale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infant, Human, Child, Vaccination
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0427815
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.