Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302380
Title:
Antenatal rubella immunity in Ireland
Authors:
O Dwyer, V; Bonham, S; Mulligan, A; O’Connor, C; Farah, N; Kennelly, MM; Turner, MJ
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302380
Abstract:
The objective of the study was to identify those women attending for antenatal care who would have benefited from prepregnancy rubella vaccination. It was a population-based observational study of women who delivered a baby weighing e500 g in 2009 in the Republic of Ireland. The womanâ s age, parity, nationality and rubella immunity status were analysed using data collected by the National Perinatal Reporting System. Of the 74,810 women delivered, the rubella status was known in 96.7% (n=72,333). Of these, 6.4%(n=4,665) women were not immune. Rubella seronegativity was 8.0%(n=2425) in primiparous women compared with 5.2%(n=2239) in multiparous women (p<0.001), 14.7%(n=10653) in women <25 years old compared with 5.0%(n=3083) in women e25 years old (p<0.001), and 11.4%(n=780) in women born outside the 27 European Union (EU27) countries compared with 5.9%(n=3886) in women born inside the EU27 countries (p<0.001). Based on our findings we recommend that to prevent Congenital Rubella Syndrome, the health services in Ireland should focus on women who are young, nulliparous and born outside the EU.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
IMMUNISATION; ANTENATAL CARE; VACCINATION
Local subject classification:
RUBELLA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO Dwyer, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorBonham, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMulligan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarah, Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennelly, MMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, MJen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-27T10:26:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-27T10:26:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302380-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of the study was to identify those women attending for antenatal care who would have benefited from prepregnancy rubella vaccination. It was a population-based observational study of women who delivered a baby weighing e500 g in 2009 in the Republic of Ireland. The womanâ s age, parity, nationality and rubella immunity status were analysed using data collected by the National Perinatal Reporting System. Of the 74,810 women delivered, the rubella status was known in 96.7% (n=72,333). Of these, 6.4%(n=4,665) women were not immune. Rubella seronegativity was 8.0%(n=2425) in primiparous women compared with 5.2%(n=2239) in multiparous women (p<0.001), 14.7%(n=10653) in women <25 years old compared with 5.0%(n=3083) in women e25 years old (p<0.001), and 11.4%(n=780) in women born outside the 27 European Union (EU27) countries compared with 5.9%(n=3886) in women born inside the EU27 countries (p<0.001). Based on our findings we recommend that to prevent Congenital Rubella Syndrome, the health services in Ireland should focus on women who are young, nulliparous and born outside the EU.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectIMMUNISATIONen_GB
dc.subjectANTENATAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectVACCINATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherRUBELLAen_GB
dc.titleAntenatal rubella immunity in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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