Overview of the sampling design and statistical methods used in the National Immunization Survey

Am J Prev Med. 2001 May;20(4 Suppl):17-24. doi: 10.1016/s0749-3797(01)00285-9.


Abstract: The National Immunization Survey (NIS) is a large federally funded survey designed to estimate vaccination coverage rates for children residing in the United States aged 19 to 35 months. In 1999, over 8 million telephone call attempts were made to obtain provider-reported vaccination histories on 22,521 children in the age range of interest.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Health Care Surveys / methods*
  • Humans
  • Immunization Programs / statistics & numerical data*
  • Infant
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Sampling Studies
  • Statistics as Topic / methods
  • Telephone
  • United States
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data