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Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?

Overview of attention for article published in Human & Experimental Toxicology, May 2011
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Title
Infant mortality rates regressed against number of vaccine doses routinely given: Is there a biochemical or synergistic toxicity?
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Human & Experimental Toxicology, May 2011
DOI 10.1177/0960327111407644
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Authors

Neil Z Miller, Gary S Goldman

Abstract

The infant mortality rate (IMR) is one of the most important indicators of the socio-economic well-being and public health conditions of a country. The US childhood immunization schedule specifies 26 vaccine doses for infants aged less than 1 year--the most in the world--yet 33 nations have lower IMRs. Using linear regression, the immunization schedules of these 34 nations were examined and a correlation coefficient of r = 0.70 (p < 0.0001) was found between IMRs and the number of vaccine doses routinely given to infants. Nations were also grouped into five different vaccine dose ranges: 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-23, and 24-26. The mean IMRs of all nations within each group were then calculated. Linear regression analysis of unweighted mean IMRs showed a high statistically significant correlation between increasing number of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates, with r = 0.992 (p = 0.0009). Using the Tukey-Kramer test, statistically significant differences in mean IMRs were found between nations giving 12-14 vaccine doses and those giving 21-23, and 24-26 doses. A closer inspection of correlations between vaccine doses, biochemical or synergistic toxicity, and IMRs is essential.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 4%
Malaysia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Unknown 131 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 19%
Researcher 24 17%
Other 21 15%
Student > Master 16 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 8%
Other 25 18%
Unknown 18 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Neuroscience 5 4%
Other 41 29%
Unknown 24 17%
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