Health economics researchers have found that publication of the perceived risk linking the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to autism in the late 1990s seemingly led to declines in the vaccination rate of children. Lenisa Chang, assistant professor of economics in UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business - For her study, "The MMR-Autism Controversy: Did Autism Concerns Affect Vaccine Take Up?" to be presented during the 4th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economics June 10-13 in Minnesota, Chang examined data from the National Immunization Survey from 1995 through 2006 to gauge parents' response toward the vaccine-autism controversy.
The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Cincinnati. The original article was written by Judy Ashton.
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