Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccination is essential in the control of tuberculosis (TB) especially in countries like Kenya where TB is still a public health problem and BCG is given to all children at birth as a matter of policy.
The present survey was launched in 1986 to assess both BCG vaccination coverage and to compare its findings with the 1979/81 BCG scar survey results.
Using random cluster sampling procedures, all primary school children aged 6-13 years from schools in each of 12 districts were included in the survey.
A total of 46357 school children were registered.
Of these, 3642 (7.9%) were excluded from the survey for a variety of reasons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Vaccination, BCG, Enfant, Homme, Kenya, Afrique, Programme sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Vaccination, BCG, Child, Human, Kenya, Africa, Sanitary program
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0122048
Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 199406.