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Comparing vaccination coverage of American Indian children with White children in North Dakota


August 17, 2020

This article was originally published here

Public Health. 2020 Aug 10;186:78-82. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2020.06.050. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare immunization rates of American Indian (AI) and White children in North Dakota and identify disparities in immunization rates by race.

STUDY DESIGN: The study design was to assess immunization coverage rates by race using immunization information system (IIS) data.

METHODS: Data from the North Dakota Immunization Information System (NDIIS) for children aged 19-35 months during quarter four of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were used to assess and compare immunization coverage rates for AI and White children. NDIIS data were also analyzed for timeliness of vaccine administration, Vaccines for Children (VFC) status, and the number of doses still needed to be considered up to date (UTD) with routinely recommended immunizations.


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