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Med Mal Infect. 2004 Oct;34(10):460-8.

[Regional variations of adult population vaccinal status].

[Article in French]

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Service de maladies infectieuses, Hôtel-Dieu, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The authors had for aim to study the regional variations of vaccination coverage in adult population.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional epidemiological study, including a representative sample of 2122 general practitioners and analyzed according to eight French regions.

RESULTS:

Six thousand two hundred sixty-nine patients, 44 +/- 15 old, were included in the study. 90.5% of the patients were vaccinated against diphtheria, 94.4% against tetanus, and 92.6% against poliomyelitis. No difference between regions was noted but the rate of patients with up to date vaccination strongly differed, ranging from 54.8% (Paris/Ile de France) to 64.3% (South West) for diphtheria, from 60.4% (Paris/Ile de France) to 73% (South West) for tetanus, and from 58.8% (Paris/Ile de France) to 69.8% (South West) for poliomyelitis. Vaccination coverage against measles, parotiditis, hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever, yellow fever also significantly differed between regions and the only ones evenly distributed were vaccination against tuberculosis, meningococcus, and pneumococcus.

CONCLUSION:

These results show insufficient vaccination coverage against diphtheria, tetanus, and poliomyelitis in all regions and show other important variations in vaccination coverage between regions, especially for hepatitis A and B.

PMID:
15747471
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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