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Title: Age-specific rubella seroprevalence in unvaccinated adolescents in Ankara, Turkey
Authors: Yalcin, A.
Caliskan, D.
Isik, A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the age-specific rubella seroprevalence and factors associated with rubella seropositivity in unvaccinated adolescents in Ankara, Turkey. In this cross-sectional study 229 students were selected with stratified sampling methods in 2 primary and 2 high schools of low to medium socioeconomic status. Overall rubella seroprevalence was 92.6%. There was a significant association of rubella seropositivity with age and history of exanthema disease. Recommendations are made for vaccination of all children at age 1 year, combined with a one-time campaign of vaccination of adolescent girls and young women to provide future protection for those who are about to enter the child-bearing age
Description: 1036-1043
Keywords: Rubella
Cross-Sectional Studies
Rubella Vaccine
Age Factors
Sex Factors
Subject: Rubella
ISSN: 1020-3397
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