Ranking states' immunization coverage: an example from the National Immunization Survey.

Abstract

Vaccination coverage surveys - Publication abstract: The National Immunization Survey (NIS) provides state-level estimates of preschool immunization coverage. These coverages are frequently presented in ranked lists, and ranks are frequently over-interpreted. In this paper, we highlight the difficulty in interpreting ranked point estimates. To demonstrate the uncertainty of ranks, parametric bootstrap methods were used to derive 90 per cent confidence intervals for ranks of state vaccination coverage levels among preschool children. We graphically compared states to a reference state. If NIS data are used to rank states, one should consider presenting confidence intervals for rank and the results of comparisons of one state with another graphically.

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Type Journal article
Language English
Country United States Of America
Link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15678411
Journal Stat Med
Year 2005
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