logo BDSP

Base documentaire

  1. Immunization status of 2-year-olds in middle/upper- and lower-income populations: a community survey.

    Article - En anglais

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0317711

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.