Intervention analysis of introduction of rotavirus vaccine on hospital admissions rates due to acute diarrhea

Author: Masukawa Mde L et al.
Category: Service delivery


The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of rotavirus vaccine on hospitalization rates for acute diarrhea in children younger than 5 years old after the introduction of the vaccine in 2006. A descriptive analytical observational study was carried out of the hospitalization rates occurred between 2000 and 2011 in 22 Regional Health Centers of Paraná State, Brazil. The effect of the vaccine was assessed by applying the SARIMA/Box-Jenkins time series methodology of intervention analysis, which allows verifying the slopes of the series are different after the introduction of the vaccine and estimating the magnitude of these effects for children younger than five years of age, by age group, for each region center. It was verified a statistically significant reduction by center/month on hospitalization rates for children 1 year old and younger, with averages of 47% and 58%, respectively, in December 2011.


Type Journal article
Language English
Country Brazil
PubMed URL
Journal Cad Saude Publica
Volume 30
Year 2014
Disease Rotavirus
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