MMR coverage levels in the 16 states of Germany

Description

Coverage levels at school entry for the first and second dose of the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in 2006, estimated from children presenting vaccination documents at school entry examinations.

Usage

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data(MMRcoverageDE)

Format

A data.frame containing 19 rows and 5 columns with variables

state

Names of states: the 16 federal states are followed by the total of Germany, as well as the total of West and East Germany.

nOfexaminedChildren

Number of children examined.

withVaccDocument

Percentage of children who presented vaccination documents.

MMR1

Percentage of children with vaccination documents, who received at least 1 dose of MMR vaccine.

MMR2

Percentage of children with vaccination documents, who received at least 2 doses of MMR vaccine.

Coverage levels were derived from vaccination documents presented at medical examinations, which are conducted by local health authorities at school entry each year. Records include information about the receipt of 1st and 2nd doses of MMR, but no information about dates. Note that information from children who did not present a vaccination document on the day of the medical examination, is not included in the estimated coverage.

Source

Robert Koch-Institut (2008) Zu den Impfquoten bei den Schuleingangsuntersuchungen in Deutschland 2006. Epidemiologisches Bulletin, 7, 55-57

References

Herzog, S.A., Paul, M. and Held, L. (2011) Heterogeneity in vaccination coverage explains the size and occurrence of measles epidemics in German surveillance data. Epidemiology and Infection, 139, 505–515.

See Also

measlesDE

Examples

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    data(MMRcoverageDE)   

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