Antenatal Rubella Immunity in Ireland

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Antenatal_Rubella_Immunity_in_Ireland.pdf1.58 MBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: Antenatal Rubella Immunity in Ireland
Authors: O'Dwyer, VickyBonham, S.Bonham, SheelaghMulligan, AislingO'Connor, ClareFarah, NadineKennelly, Mairead M.Turner, Michael
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9374
Date: Sep-2013
Online since: 2018-05-10T15:34:07Z
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 ≥500 g in 2009 in the Republic of Ireland. The woman’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 ≥25 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.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Irish Medical Organisation
Journal: Irish Medical Journal
Volume: 106
Issue: 8
Start page: 232
End page: 235
Copyright (published version): 2013 Irish Medical Organisation
Keywords: RubellaVaccinationPregnancyPublic policyIreland
Other versions: http://archive.imj.ie//IMJPage_0_1.aspx?issueid=456
http://archive.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=12463
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Medicine Research Collection

Show full item record

Page view(s)

584
Last Week
2
Last month
21
checked on Jan 20, 2021

Download(s)

43
checked on Jan 20, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check


If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email research.repository@ucd.ie and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.