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Moms With More Education Less Likely to Vaccinate Their Kids

Written by Pathways Magazine   
Thursday, 01 March 2007 00:00

Women who never graduated high school are more likely to have their children vaccinated than women who graduated college.

To come to this conclusion, researchers examined data on almost 12,000 families from the National Immunization Survey, a nationwide survey of childhood vaccinations that includes information about ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Moms With More EducationChildren of less-educated mothers were 16 percent more likely to have up-todate vaccinations.

The study’s senior author posited that the reason could be the controversy regarding the safety of vaccinations, and a higher awareness of this among the educated.

American Journal of Public Health Dec 28, 2006 The New York Times Jan 17, 2007


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