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dc.contributor.authorSkelton, Emily Anne
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-06T14:23:23Z
dc.date.available2016-05-06T14:23:23Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/16214
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential relationship between MMR vaccination coverage and measles incidence in the US, as well as to examine the demographic characteristics and socio-economic status of unvaccinated individuals to determine if there are certain sub-populations who are routinely not receiving the MMR vaccine. METHODS/PROCEDURES: This retrospective cohort study determined the MMR vaccination coverage per year and compared it to the measles incidence for the same year. RESULTS: Results from this study suggest that regional differences in MMR vaccination rates spanning across multiple sub-populations are associated with the increasing measles incidence in the US. CONCLUSIONS: The correlations between MMR vaccination coverage and measles incidence in the US should be investigated further to determine what specific programs can be put in place to increase MMR vaccination rates state-wide and among vulnerable sub-populations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMedicineen_US
dc.subjectMeaslesen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectMMR vaccineen_US
dc.titleA retrospective cohort study to determine the association of MMR vaccination coverage and incidence of measles in the United States between 1996 and 2012en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertation
dc.date.updated2016-04-08T20:18:31Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineClinical Investigationen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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