Measles mortality in the United States 1971-1975

J. Engelhardt, N. A. Halsey, D. L. Eddins, A. R. Hinman

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During 1971-75, an average of 35.4 measles-related deaths were recorded each year; one death for every 1,000 measles cases reported. Measles mortality rate was highest in children under 1 year of age, as was the death-to-case ratio. Mortality rates were higher in non-metropolitan than in metropolitan counties. Measles mortality rates were inversely related to median family income.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1166-1169
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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