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Incomplete immunisation uptake in infancy: maternal reasons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17050048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined uptake of primary immunisations in infancy and the reasons given by mothers for either incompletely or not immunising their infants. We used data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a cohort of 18,819 infants born between September 2000 and January 2002 in the UK. 95.6% infants were reported to be fully immunised, 3.3% partially immunised and 1.1% unimmunised. Mothers most frequently cited medical reasons (45%) for partial immunisation (n=697), but beliefs or attitudes (47%) for no immunisation (n=228). An understanding of maternal reasons for incomplete immunisation status may assist in identifying appropriate interventions to maximise uptake.
Authors:
Lamiya Samad; Neville Butler; Catherine Peckham; Helen Bedford;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vaccine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0264-410X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vaccine     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-13     Completed Date:  2007-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406899     Medline TA:  Vaccine     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6823-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude
Cohort Studies
Female
Great Britain / epidemiology
Health Surveys
Humans
Immunization / adverse effects,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Mothers / psychology*

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