Table 26. Childhood immunization and enrollment in Texas Health Steps, in percent

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1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Children adequately immunized at age 2 years

City of Galveston

4-3-1

47.5

54.2

49.3

59.8

51.0

58.9

4-3-1-3-3

48.6

Galveston County

4-3-1

54.7

57.7

56.2

63.1

61.5

65.0

4-3-1-3-3

56.8

Texas

4-3-1

52.9

58.2

63.7

69.5

74.9

4-3-1-3-3

69.7

United States

4-3-1

76.2

78.4

77.9

80.6

79.9

77.6

78.6

4-3-1-3-3

73.2

72.8

73.7

Children adequately immunized at age 5 years

City of Galveston

4-3-1

87.5

81.3

86.7

86.2

80.5

93.7

4-3-1-3-3

75.4

Galveston County

4-3-1

90.4

89.4

85.2

91.5

91.4

91.0

4-3-1-3-3

81.9

Texas

4-3-1

90.0

91.0

91.0

Immunization status among children under age 6 in child care facilities:

           

Percent of enrolled children with all Texas required vaccinations

           

City of Galveston

     

79.3

74.6

71.2

75.4

82.4

82.8

League City

     

72.1

65.2

64.3

69.3

62.6

72.3

Texas City

     

75.1

74.3

74.1

81.1

85.0

85.4

Galveston County

     

76.5

72.5

74.2

74.2

78.0

80.1

Low-income children enrolled in Texas Health Steps Medical screening

Galveston County

30.7

32.3

32.0

28.8

29.0

23.1

12.5

Texas

33.4

33.5

40.2

38.4

34.0

32.5

32.6

Dental screening for one exam

Galveston County

20.0

22.7

26.9

26.4

29.6

32.2

33.7

Texas

25.5

34.2

37.6

38.0

38.3

40.9

41.3

Sources: Immunization rates for Galveston and Galveston County come from reviews of kindergarten records by the Galveston County Health District. Texas immunization rates for age 2, 1994-96, and age 5, 1997-99, are from kindergarten record reviews done

*Estimated eligible children enrolled in Texas Health Steps for Galveston County and Texas are from Texas Department of Health, Research & Public Health Assessment. Note: according to TDH, the Galveston County medical screening data may be inaccurate due to rounding