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Title: Rubella seroprevalence among women aged 15-39 years in Morocco
Authors: Caidi, H.
Bloom, S.
Azilmaat, M.
Benjouad, A.
Reef, S.
El Aouad, R.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study was designed to determine the age-specific rubella seroprevalence in women of childbearing age in Morocco and to contribute to the development of a rubella vaccination strategy in the country. Of 967 women aged 15-39 years tested in 2000, 161 [16.6%] were susceptible to rubella based on absence of IgG antibodies. A significantly higher rate of susceptibility among women aged 15-19 years was observed [29.3%] compared with age 35-39 years [8.3%]. An estimated 77 562 live births occur annually to rubella-susceptible women. No statistical difference in seroprevalence was seen between women in rural and urban areas [81.5% and 85.0% respectively]. A substantial risk of rubella infection exists for Moroccan women of childbearing age
Description: 526-531
Keywords: Prevalence
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Rubella Vaccine
Immunoglobulin G
Disease Susceptibility
Age Factors
Data Collection
Subject: Rubella
ISSN: 1020-3397
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