Age-specific rubella seroprevalence in unvaccinated adolescents in Ankara, Turkey
AbstractThe 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
Yalcin, A., Caliskan, D. & Isik, A. (2008). Age-specific rubella seroprevalence in unvaccinated adolescents in Ankara, Turkey. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (5), 1036-1043, 2008 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117525
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (5), 1036-1043, 2008
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