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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Dispatch

Poliomyelitis Outbreak,Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, September 2010–February 2011

Arnaud Le MenachComments to Author , Augusto E. Llosa, Isabelle Mouniaman-Nara, Felix Kouassi, Joseph Ngala, Naomi Boxall, Klaudia Porten, and Rebecca F. Grais
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency, London, UK (A. Le Menach, N. Boxall); European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm, Sweden (A. Le Menach); Epicentre, Paris, France (A.E. Llosa, K. Porten, R. F. Grais); Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris (I. Mouniaman-Nara, F. Kouassi); Médecins Sans Frontières, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (I. Mouniaman-Nara, F. Kouassi); Ministry of Health, Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo (J. Ngala)

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Table 1

Persons vaccinated against poliomyelitis (routine vaccination), by age and gender, Mbota, Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, December 2010

Age, y, and gender No. (%) persons*
Total no. persons
Vaccinated, card Vaccinated, recall Total vaccinated Nonvaccinated Unknown
<5
M 43 (35.5) 67 (55.4) 110 (90.9) 5 (4.1) 6 (5) 121
F 54 (36.2) 72 (48.3) 126 (84.5) 9 (6) 14 (9.4) 149
Total
97 (35.9)
139 (51.5)
236 (87.4)
14 (5.2)
20 (7.4)
270
5–9
M 26 (25.5) 53 (52) 79 (77.5) 10 (9.8) 13 (12.8) 102
F 23 (20.9) 66 (60) 89 (80.9) 7 (6.4) 14 (12.7) 110
Total
49 (23.1)
119 (56.1)
168 (79.2)
17 (8)
27 (12.7)
212
10–14
M 7(7.2) 62 (63.9) 69 (71.1) 9 (9.3) 19 (19.6) 97
F 16 (16) 51 (51) 67 (67) 7 (7) 26 (26) 100
Total
23 (11.7)
113 (57.4)
136 (69.1)
16 (8.1)
45 (22.8)
197
15–19
M 4 (4.4) 39 (42.4) 43 (46.8) 9 (9.8) 40 (43.5) 92
F 8 (7.3) 49 (45) 57 (52.3) 12 (11) 40 (36.7) 109
Total
12 (6)
88 (43.8)
100 (49.8)
21 (10.4)
80 (39.8)
201
20–24
M 2 (3) 25 (37.3) 27 (40.3) 7 (10.5) 33 (49.3) 67
F 4 (3.2) 61 (48) 65 (51.2) 14 (11) 48 (37.8) 127
Total
6 (3.1)
86 (44.3)
92 (47.4)
21 (10.8)
81 (41.8)
194
25–29
M 2 (2.3) 37 (43) 39 (45.3) 12 (14) 35 (40.7) 86
F 11 (10.4) 50 (47.2) 61 (57.6) 15 (14.2) 30 (28.3) 106
Total
13 (6.6)
87 (45.3)
100 (51.9)
27 (14.1)
65 (33.9)
192
>29
M 4 (1.5) 80 (29.2) 84 (30.7) 33 (12) 157 (57.3) 274
F 11 (4.2) 84 (32.3) 95 (36.5) 30 (11.5) 135 (51.9) 260
Total
15 (2.8)
164 (30.7)
179 (33.5)
63 (11.8)
292 (54.7)
534
Totals
M 88 (10.5) 363 (43.3) 451 (53.8) 85 (10.1) 303 (36.1) 839
F 127 (13.2) 433 (45.1) 560 (58.3) 94 (9.8) 307 (32) 961
Total 215 (11.9) 796 (44.2) 1,011 (56.1) 179 (10) 610 (33.9) 1,800

*Card, vaccination documented by card; recall, person remembers received vaccination; total, card + recall.

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