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PEDIATRIC NUTRITION Percontago of children scroonod with hematocrit valuos below selected cutoff points, by ago and ethnic group, United States, 1984

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6-9 Yoars
White

10.355
3.8

1.8 Black

8,277
6.5

3.0 Hispanic

366
3.6

1.1 Amencan Indian

103
2.9

1.0 Asiant

12

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§ *Total does not equal 610,439 because of unknown or missing data for some variables and the exclusion of states with date errors. Data for Asians include data from an unknown number of recent Southeast Asian refugees. insufficient data.

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PEDIATRIC NUTRITION Percentage of children examined with hemoglobin values below selected cutoff points, by age and ethnic group, United States, 1984

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6-9 Yoars
White

115
10.4

0.9

6.1 Black

249
12.9

3.2

9.6 Hispanic

12

$ American Indian Asiant

39

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Total does not equal 610,439 because of unknown or missing data for some variables and the exclusion of states with date errors.
Data for Asians include data from an unknown number of recent Southeast Asian refugees.
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Source: Hospital Discharge Survey. Conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Rates are per 1,000 women ages 15-44 years, hospitalized for PID, in non-Federal, short-stay hospitals, United States, 1979-1983.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common serious complication of gonorrhea and is considered a major public health problem. It is estimated that about one million cases of PID (from all causes, including gonorrhea and chlamydial infection) occur each year in the United States, and about 25% of the patients require hospitalization. Recurrences of PID are common, and all women who have had PID are at increased risk for infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

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Rates of hospitalizations for PID in the United States are, in general, inversely related to age. Data from the Hospital Discharge Survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics from 1979 to 1983 revealed that women 20-24 years old had twice the rate of hospitalizations as did women ages 40-44. The inclusion of all women rather than sexually active women in the denominator of these rates underestimates the risk for women 15-19 years old. If an estimated 50% of these teenagers are sexually active, then women 15-19 years old may have the highest age-specific rates.

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PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID) – Rates (per 1,000 women ages 15-44 years) of hospitalization, 1979-1983

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Women of minority races had 2.3 times the risk of white women for being hospitalized for PID. This disparity may reflect differences in sexual practices, access to medical care, microbiologic factors, or a combination of these. Women who were divorced or separated had the highest rates of hospitalization. Compared with married or single women, divorced or separated women were about 60% more likely to have been hospitalized. Differences in rates were also found for women in different geographic regions, with women in the South having the highest and those in the Northeast the lowest.

REFUGEES - Arrivals to the United States, October 1, 1975 - September 30, 1984*

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*All years cited are fiscal years, running from October 1 to September 30 of the following year.

U.S. refugee resettlement ceilings for fiscal year 1984 were 50,000 for Indochinese (Asia) and 22,000 for non-Indochinese
(all others). During this period about 52,000 Indochinese and 19,000 non-Indochinese refugees resettled in the United States.
The ceilings for fiscal year 1985 are 50,000 for Indochinese and 20,000 for non-Indochinese.

REFUGEES – Number of polio vaccine doses given to Indochinese refugees arriving in the United States with immunization records, by age at arrival, fiscal year 1984.

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Total

8.592
(16.8) 13,998 (27.4) 5,254

(103)

23,224 (45.5) 51,068 *Trivalent oral polio vaccine is not given to pregnant females or adults over 20 years of age. The majority of refugees receive fewer than three doses because they are resettled out of the camps before the third dose in the series can be administered.

REFUGEES Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) doses given to Indochinese refugees arriving in the United States with immunization records, by age at arrival, fiscal year 1984"

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Total

23,667

(46.3)

27,401 'MMR was not recommended for females over age 13, males over age 20, or children under 1 year of age,

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