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Document ID (ISN)62245
CIS number 94-1071
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roome A.J., Walsh S.J., Cartter M.L., Hadler J.L.
Title Hepatitis B vaccine responsiveness in Connecticut public safety personnel
Bibliographic information 22-29 Dec. 1993, Vol.270, No.24, p.2931-2934. 15 ref.
Abstract A survey was made of levels of hepatitis B antibody present among public safety personnel who had completed vaccination 1 to 6 months earlier. Of 258 individuals tested, 11.9% were found to have no or inadequate levels of antibody. The frequency of inadequate level of antibody increased significantly with age. Smoking, extreme obesity and increasing time interval since completing the vaccine series were also associated with inadequate levels of antibody. It is concluded that routine immunization of public safety personnel should include selective use of postvaccine testing.
Descriptors (primary) USA; vaccination; community services; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; antibodies; age-linked differences; survey; obesity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)