|Document ID (ISN)||65443|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-9262 - American Journal of Epidemiology
|Convention or series no.
||Fraser V., Spitznagel E., Medoff G., Dunagan W.C.
||Results of a rubella screening program for hospital employees - A five-year review (1986-1990)
||Nov. 1993, Vol.138, No.9, p.756-764. Illus. 21 ref.
||A US hospital employee health service rubella screening programme was evaluated over a five-year period from 1986-1990. A total of 6,115 new employees were screened for evidence of rubella immunity. Rubella serology was performed on 5,893 (96.4%) of the screened employees, while 222 (3.6%) had documentation of prior rubella vaccination or rubella infection. The absence of immunity was identified in 325 employees or 5.3% of all those screened. Logistical regression analysis demonstrated that five-year birth cohorts correlated significantly with serological status. Employees born in 1960-1964 were least likely to be seronegative, and employees born in 1970 or later were most likely to be seronegative. This study demonstrates a lower seronegativity rate than did previous studies. It identifies groups of employees likely to escape rubella screening and low vaccination rates. The increasing seronegativity among those born after 1964 correlates with increasing rates of rubella in the US.
||health programmes; exposure tests; immunity; rubella
||race-linked differences; USA; serological reactions; sex-linked differences; vaccination; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Workplace health promotion
Bacterial and parasitic diseases