[The relationship between MMR vaccination level and the number of new cases of autism in children]

Przegl Epidemiol. 2008;62(3):597-604.
[Article in Polish]


The MMR vaccination coverage in Malopolskie voivodeship improved rapidly and finally reached a high level during last years. The number of new cases of autism spectrum disorders in children during that time revealed a slightly rising but not significant trend, while the number of childhood autism were stable. Ecological study showed no correlation between MMR vaccination and an increased risk of childhood autism and autism spectrum disorders in children.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Autistic Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Autistic Disorder / etiology*
  • Causality
  • Child, Preschool
  • Comorbidity
  • Developmental Disabilities / epidemiology*
  • Developmental Disabilities / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine / adverse effects*
  • Medical Record Linkage
  • Poland / epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Vaccination / adverse effects


  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine