Non-specific effect of measles vaccination on overall child mortality in an area of rural India with high vaccination coverage: a population-based case-control study.

@article{Kabir2003NonspecificEO,
  title={Non-specific effect of measles vaccination on overall child mortality in an area of rural India with high vaccination coverage: a population-based case-control study.},
  author={Zubair Kabir and Jean Alexandre Long and Vankadara P Reddaiah and John Kevany and Suresh Kumar Kapoor},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={244-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether vaccination against measles in a population with sustained high vaccination coverage and relatively low child mortality reduces overall child mortality. METHODS In April and May 2000, a population-based, case-control study was conducted at Ballabgarh (an area in rural northern India). Eligible cases were 330 children born between 1 January 1991 and 31 December 1998 who died aged 12-59 months. A programme was used to match 320 controls for age, sex, family size… CONTINUE READING

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