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MMWR
Synopsis for July 7, 2000

MMWR articles are embargoed until 4 p.m. E.S.T. Thursdays.

  1. National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Coverage Levels Among Children Aged 1935 Months United States, 1999
  2. Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence and Injuries Washington 1998
 

MMWR
Synopsis for July 7, 2000

National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Coverage Levels Among Children Aged 1935 Months United States, 1999

The 1999 National Immunization Survey indicates that vaccination coverage among U.S. children aged 1935 months are at, or near, record highs.

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National coverage for routinely recommended childhood vaccines has increased substantially since 1993, when the Childhood Immunization Initiative (CII) was instituted. However, since about 11,000 children are born each day in the United States, development of a fully functional vaccine-delivery system is necessary to ensure all children receive recommended vaccines national coverage was 96% with three doses of any diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine (DTP), 90% with three doses of poliovirus vaccine, 94% with three doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib), 92% with one dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR), 88% with three doses of hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B), and 59% with one dose of varicella vaccine.
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Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence and Injuries Washington 1998

Intimate partner violence affects the health of a large portion of women residing in Washington.

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Martie Thompson, Ph.D.

CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
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This study, conducted in 1998 by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), is the first to generate population-based estimates of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Washington. Almost one-quarter (24%) of adult women and 16% of adult men living in Washington had experienced IPV during their lifetimes. Differences between men and women were even larger for injuries due to IPV: 22% of adult women and 8% of adult men living in Washington had experienced an injury due to IPV. Those who were divorced or separated were almost three times more likely to experience IPV, and four times more likely to be injured from an IPV incident compared with those who had never been married. DOH is releasing these findings to highlight the importance of interventions, including school programs, conflict resolution methods, public education campaigns, and improved identification of IPV.

 


 

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