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Study of Pertussis Disease in Al-Hashimiya District / Babylon Governorate or The Years 2009 – 2013

Authors: Makki Hassan Kadhum --- Nahida Mohammed Al-Janabi
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2014 Volume: 11 Issue: 4 Pages: 882-890
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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Objectives of this study to identify occurrence of pertussis disease and vaccination status of affected children through the period from 2009-2013 in Al–Hashimiya district and to study the association between the disease and vaccination status with some related variable. This study was a descriptive, retrospective study, carried out during the period from 9th January 2014 till 10th of March 2014. The study sample was (755) cases of affected children with pertussis disease.The results indicated that the majority of registered cases was reported at the first year (2009) and they are accounted 257(34%), the majority of registered cases was reported at AL- Midhatyia 319(42.3%). Age groups and Gender, they are accounted non significant differences, the higher percentage of registration cases were reported at rural areas 415(55%), the majority of registration cases were reported as illiterate 452(59.9%). The present study showed that 458(60.7%) of patients were vaccinated with DPT vaccine. This study revealed that highly significant differences are registered at P<0.01 concerning the relationships of vaccinated children with DPT vaccine according to some related variables (years , and Al-Hashimiya district areas).

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