Hepatitis A incidence and hepatitis A vaccination among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001

Stephanie R. Bialek, Douglas A. Thoroughman, Diana Hu, Edgar P. Simard, Jody Chattin, Jim Cheek, Beth P. Bell

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Objectives. We assessed the effect on trends in hepatitis A incidence of the 1996 recommendation for routine hepatitis A vaccination of American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children. Methods. We examined trends in hepatitis A incidence among AIAN peoples during 1990-2001 and vaccination coverage levels among children on the largest American Indian reservation. Results. Hepatitis A rates among AIANs declined 20-fold during 1997-2001. Declines in hepatitis A incidence occurred among AIANs in reservation and metropolitan areas. Among 1956 children living on the Navajo Nation whose medical records were reviewed, 1508 (77.1%) had received at least one dose of hepatitis A vaccine, and 1020 (52.1%) had completed the vaccine series. Conclusions. Hepatitis A rates among AIAN peoples have declined dramatically coincident with implementation of routine hepatitis A vaccination of AIAN children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)996-1001
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume94
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Bialek, S. R., Thoroughman, D. A., Hu, D., Simard, E. P., Chattin, J., Cheek, J., & Bell, B. P. (2004). Hepatitis A incidence and hepatitis A vaccination among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001. American Journal of Public Health, 94(6), 996-1001.

Hepatitis A incidence and hepatitis A vaccination among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001. / Bialek, Stephanie R.; Thoroughman, Douglas A.; Hu, Diana; Simard, Edgar P.; Chattin, Jody; Cheek, Jim; Bell, Beth P.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 6, 06.2004, p. 996-1001.

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Bialek, SR, Thoroughman, DA, Hu, D, Simard, EP, Chattin, J, Cheek, J & Bell, BP 2004, 'Hepatitis A incidence and hepatitis A vaccination among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 94, no. 6, pp. 996-1001.
Bialek SR, Thoroughman DA, Hu D, Simard EP, Chattin J, Cheek J et al. Hepatitis A incidence and hepatitis A vaccination among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001. American Journal of Public Health. 2004 Jun;94(6):996-1001.
Bialek, Stephanie R. ; Thoroughman, Douglas A. ; Hu, Diana ; Simard, Edgar P. ; Chattin, Jody ; Cheek, Jim ; Bell, Beth P. / Hepatitis A incidence and hepatitis A vaccination among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1990-2001. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 6. pp. 996-1001.
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