HIGHER INCOME CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE IMMUNIZED

FIGURE 3.3

Vaccinations against selected diseases for children ages 19-35 monthsby poverty status, United States, 1994. Data are from the National Health Interview Survey, supplemented by informationcollected from vaccination providers in the National Immunization Provider Record Check study. NOTES: Poverty status isbased on family income and family size using Bureau of the Census poverty thresholds (see Chapter 2, Table 2.5 in this report).DTP=diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine (four doses or more); polio vaccine is three doses or more; HIB=Haemophilusinfluenzae type b vaccine (three doses or more); combined series (4:3:1) consists of four doses of DTP, three dosesof polio vaccine, and one dose of measles-containing vaccine; and hepatitis B vaccine is three doses or more. SOURCE:NCHS (1997c, pp. 171-172).

WHITE CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE IMMUNIZED THAN BLACK CHILDREN

FIGURE 3.4

Vaccinations of children ages 19-35 months for selected diseases,by race, United States, 1994. Data are from the National Health Interview Survey, supplementedby information collected from vaccination providers in the National Immunization Provider RecordCheck study. DTP=diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine (four doses or more); polio vaccineis three doses or more; HIB=Haemophilu influenzae type b vaccine (three doses or more); combined series(4:3:1) consists of four doses of DTP, three doses of polio vaccine, and one dose of measles-containingvaccine; and hepatitis B vaccine is three doses or more. SOURCE: NCHS (1997c,pp. 171-172).



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