Pertussis immunization in eight-month-old children in North Carolina.


Journal Article

Between 1984 and 1987 reported pertussis cases in North Carolina increased threefold. Pertussis immunization rates were examined for those years in three one-year cohorts drawn from a random selection of North Carolina birth records. The percentage of children immunized with three DTPs at eight months of age was 58.1, 58.6, and 56.7 for the three cohorts. Only 20.5 percent of 117 reported pertussis cases in children 9-36 months of age during the last 10 years were adequately immunized. The low pertussis immunization rate may have contributed to the recent increase in pertussis cases in North Carolina.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clements, DA; Wilfert, CM; MacCormack, JN; Weigle, KA; Denny, FW

Published Date

  • June 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 734 - 736

PubMed ID

  • 2343966

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2343966

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.80.6.734


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States