underimmunization

underimmunization

Public health A level of immunization which is suboptimal for a person or population Causes Financial factors, mother's age, race, education, socioeconomic status, birth order, prenatal care. See Racial inequaliy.
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It's well established that premature infants are at increased risk for underimmunization. Dr.
Underimmunization in Ohio's Amish: parental fears are a greater obstacle than access to care.
Attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors indicative of vaccine safety concerns contribute substantially to underimmunization in the United States.
Identification of geographic clusters in which children have higher rates of underimmunization, or whose parents outright refuse vaccination, can help identify similar pockets of vaccine underutilization and help health care providers better focus their approach to providing immunization interventions around the country, according to the findings of a new study published in Pediatrics.
Cases of underimmunization within the (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/01/13/peds.2014-2715.abstract?sid=fe3c9798-db10-4855-82eb-05ed26c9241b) clusters reached 18 to 23 percent.
The study sample was identified based on urban designation as well as county demographic and socio-economic indicators that identified predicted "pockets" of underimmunization. Survey instruments were used to identify specific LHD immunization delivery factors.
This second campaign is to boost awareness, partly out of a fear that the risks of underimmunization are not fully understood.
Identifying risk factors for underimmunization by using geocoding matched to census tracts: A statewide assessment of children in Hawaii.
Underimmunization among children: Effects of safety concerns on immunization status.
"Parental Attitudes Do Not Explain Underimmunization." Pediatrics 98 (6, part 1): 1076-83.