Immunization rates of preschool children in the United States are well below recommended levels.
Whereas low-income and minority groups have been targeted as at risk for inadequate immunization, the assumption is generally made that middle/upper-income children are adequately immunized through the private sector.
We conducted a community-based survey that refutes this assumption.
Only 31 ; of the 302 parents surveyed reported full immunization of their 2-year-olds.
No significant differences were found in the immunization rates for middle/upper-income (34 ; immunized) versus lower-income children (28 ; immunized).
Failure to receive the 18-month doses of DTP and polio was the most frequent cause of inadequate coverage for both groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunoprotection, Enfant, Age préscolaire, Revenu individuel, Statut socioéconomique, Etats Unis, Perception sociale, Parent, Immunisation, Epidémiologie, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Immunoprotection, Child, Preschool age, Personal income, Socioeconomic status, United States, Social perception, Parent, Immunization, Epidemiology, Human, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.