Table 1

Change in practices for the hepatitis B birth dose and underimmunization at age 24 months

Absolute difference in % children who received 1st hepatitis B vaccination during first week of life

% underimmunized for hepatitis B vaccine series at age 24 months, unadjusted results


Suspension vs. Baseline

Reversal vs. Baseline

Baseline

Suspension

Reversal


Group A

-2%

-4%

6%

5%

7%

Group B

-1%

-2%

11%

5%

4%

Group C

-35%

-28%

12%

10%

9%

Group D

-77%

-79%

7%

9%

8%

Group E

-76%

-80%

9%

14%

11%


"Birth vaccination" is defined as receipt of a hepatitis B vaccination between 0 and 7 days of age. Baseline cohort: Born between October 1996 – June 1999 (n = 67,835). Birth dose suspension cohort: Born between July – September 1999 (n = 6,401). Reversal cohort: Born between October – December 1999 (n = 6,065).

Lin et al. BMC Pediatrics 2006 6:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-6-31

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