In response to an increasing prevalence of serious pneumococcal disease among adult Alaska natives of northwest Alaska, a 3-year program was begun in 1987 to identify residents of that remote region who were at high risk for developing invasive pneumococcal disease, to determine their pneumococcal vaccination status, and to deliver vaccine to at least 80 percent of those at risk.
After reviewing public health nursing and Indian Health Service data bases, the authors identified 1,337 persons, 20 percent of the 6, 692 residents of the region, at high risk for invasive pneumococcal infection, defined either by having a specific chronic disease or by age criteria.
Cardiovascular disease and alcoholism were the two most common chronic diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumococcie, Streptococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Immunoprotection, Vaccination, Prévention, Nord ouest, Alaska, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumococcal infection, Streptococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Sanitary program, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Immunoprotection, Vaccination, Prevention, Northwest, Alaska, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.