Rubella seroprevalence among women aged 15-39 years in Morocco
AbstractThis 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
Caidi, H., Bloom, S., Azilmaat, M., Benjouad, A., Reef, S. et al. (2009). Rubella seroprevalence among women aged 15-39 years in Morocco. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 526-531, 2009 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117667
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 526-531, 2009
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