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Duderstadt S.K.,National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases | Duderstadt S.K.,Logistics Health Incorporated | Rose C.E.,National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases | Real T.M.,National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases | And 11 more authors.
Vaccine | Year: 2012

Aims/hypothesis: To evaluate whether vaccination increases the risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus in active component U.S. military personnel. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among active component U.S. military personnel age 17-35 years. Individuals with first time diagnoses of type 1 diabetes between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2008 were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes. We used Poisson regression to estimate risk ratios between individual vaccine exposures and type 1 diabetes. Secondary analyses were performed controlling for receipt of multiple vaccines and available demographic variables. Results: Our study population consisted of 2,385,102 individuals followed for approximately 7,644,098 person-years of service. This included 1074 incident type 1 diabetes cases. We observed no significant increased risk of type 1 diabetes after vaccination with anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA) [RR = 1.00; 95% CI (0.85, 1.17)], smallpox vaccine [RR = 0.84; 95% (CI 0.70, 1.01)], typhoid vaccine [RR = 1.03; 95% CI (0.87, 1.22)], hepatitis B vaccine [RR = 0.83; 95% CI (0.72, 0.95)], measles mumps rubella vaccine (MMR) [RR = 0.71, 95% CI (0.61, 0.83)], or yellow fever vaccine [RR = 0.70; 95% CI (0.59, 0.82)]. Conclusions: We did not find an increased risk of diagnosed type 1 diabetes and any of the study vaccines. We recommend that follow-up studies using medical record review to confirm case status should be considered to corroborate these findings. © 2011.

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