Evid Based Nurs 7:121 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.121
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Routine childhood vaccinations did not increase the risk of incident type 1 diabetes in Danish children

 Q Are routinely administered childhood vaccines associated with an increased incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in a cohort of Danish children?



a cohort study of children followed up from birth to a mean age of 6.4 years.




739 694 children born in Denmark from January 1990 to December 2000.

GraphicRisk factors:

vaccinations with any of 6 groups of vaccines including Haemophilus influenza type b; diphtheria, tetanus, and inactivated poliovirus; diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, and inactivated poliovirus; whole cell pertussis; measles, mumps, and rubella; and oral poliovirus (data from vaccination reports of the National Board …

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