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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-53

Study of incidence of measles and vaccination coverage in Ahmedabad urban slums


1 Assistant Professor, B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
2 Associate Professor, B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
3 Professor, PSM, B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

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A Bhagyalaxmi
Assistant Professor, B J Medical College, Ahmedabad
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Measles incidence and vaccination coverage survey was carried out in Ahmedabad urban slums in February 2000. A total of 3073 children between 9 to 59 months were studied. The incidence rate of measles was 11.2% (95% C.I-10.04-12.36). Measles vaccination coverage was only 59.88%. There was no gender difference in vaccine coverage or measles incidence rate. Diarrhoea was the most common complication observed among both vaccinated and unvaccinated children and it was significantly more among unvaccinated children. Among 1840 vaccinated children only 529 (28.75%) children received vitamin A along with measles vaccination.


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