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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 29 April 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDHE901721

A survey: Age specific attack rate of measles in Cebu City.

 Dayrit ES,
 Linnan MJ,
 Benabaye RMS,
 White ME

A total of 232 families living in 210 households were surveyed. The actual number of children included in the study per category (rural/urban) was 177 and 383 respectively. The overall attack rate for the entire city for the time period April 1987 - April 1988 was 7 per 100,000 and the case fatality rate was 2%. The overall attack rate of Cebu City was 7 per 100,000 population whereas the overall attack rates of its urban and rural barangays were 5 and 20 per 100,000 respectively.


Forty-one children had measles between April 1987 and April 1988. The mean age for cases in urban barangays was 3 years while for the rural barangays was 2 years. Thirty-eight (93%) cases had no history of measles immunization; 2 were vaccinated before the measles episode and 1 was vaccinated a month after contracting the illness.


The two most common reasons for non-immunization were: 1) refusal to immunize the child at the health center because he/she belonged to the wrong age for measles immunization (26%); 2) frequent illness in the child (24%) Other children in the households either had histories of measles outside of the recall period or had no measles yet. No further inquiries were asked for this group of children

Publication Type
Special Collection
Title
FETP Scientific Papers in Progress and Completed
Frequency
1989
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