Catherine A Okoro

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc State and metropolitan-area estimates of disability in the United States, 2001
    Catherine A Okoro
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1964-9. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Has the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies by U.S. adults with chronic disease-related functional limitations changed from 2002 to 2007?
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 19:217-23. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The association between depression and anxiety and use of oral health services and tooth loss
    Catherine A Okoro
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 40:134-44. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine among US adults with and without functional limitations
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 34:128-35. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for heart disease and stroke among diabetic persons, by disability status
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 19:201-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Uninsured adults aged 65 years and older: is their health at risk?
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:453-63. 2005
  7. doi request reprint State and local area estimates of depression and anxiety among adults with disabilities in 2006
    Catherine A Okoro
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:78-90. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Serious psychological distress among adults with and without disabilities
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:52-60. 2009
  9. pmc Association between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among U.S. adults aged 50 years and older: a cross-sectional analysis
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:282. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss and heart disease: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:50-6. 2005

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc State and metropolitan-area estimates of disability in the United States, 2001
    Catherine A Okoro
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1964-9. 2005
    ..We sought to provide estimates of disability prevalence for states and metropolitan areas in the United States...
  2. doi request reprint Has the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies by U.S. adults with chronic disease-related functional limitations changed from 2002 to 2007?
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 19:217-23. 2013
    ..This study examined changes in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies by U.S. adults aged 18 years or older with chronic disease-related functional limitations between 2002 and 2007...
  3. doi request reprint The association between depression and anxiety and use of oral health services and tooth loss
    Catherine A Okoro
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 40:134-44. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the associations among depression, anxiety, use of oral health services, and tooth loss...
  4. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine among US adults with and without functional limitations
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 34:128-35. 2012
    ..We also examine the reasons for using CAM and for disclosing its use to conventional medical professionals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for heart disease and stroke among diabetic persons, by disability status
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 19:201-6. 2005
    ..The logit form of each model was used to estimate conditional marginal probabilities of risk factors for heart disease and stroke among diabetic persons, by disability status...
  6. ncbi request reprint Uninsured adults aged 65 years and older: is their health at risk?
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:453-63. 2005
    ..Given the projected growth of the elderly population, particularly among blacks and Hispanics, it is crucial to ensure all older adults have access to preventive health services...
  7. doi request reprint State and local area estimates of depression and anxiety among adults with disabilities in 2006
    Catherine A Okoro
    U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:78-90. 2011
    ..Depression and anxiety are prevalent among adults with disabilities. However, little is known regarding the geographic variability of depression and anxiety among adults with disabilities in the United States...
  8. doi request reprint Serious psychological distress among adults with and without disabilities
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:52-60. 2009
    ..Our objective was to examine the extent to which serious psychological distress (SPD) is associated with behavioral and social correlates among US adults with self-reported disabilities...
  9. pmc Association between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among U.S. adults aged 50 years and older: a cross-sectional analysis
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:282. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among older U.S. men and women. Whether these associations are independent of physical activity was also explored...
  10. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss and heart disease: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:50-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between tooth loss and heart disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of household firearms and firearm-storage practices in the 50 states and the District of Columbia: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e370-6. 2005
    ..To examine the prevalence of household firearms and firearm-storage practices in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and estimate the number of children exposed to unsafe storage practices...
  12. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among United States adults with disabilities using assistive technology
    Catherine A Okoro
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 50:204-9. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Access to health care among older adults and receipt of preventive services. Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2002
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 40:337-43. 2005
    ..S. adults aged 65 years and older have health care coverage, many do not receive preventive care. To investigate why, we examined various barriers to access of health care and their effect on obtaining preventive care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Disability among older American Indians and Alaska Natives: disparities in prevalence, health-risk behaviors, obesity, and chronic conditions
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:686-92. 2007
    ..To estimate, within the population with disabilities, the health-risk behaviors, obesity, and chronic conditions of older AIANs and compare them with estimates for other racial/ethnic groups...
  15. ncbi request reprint Disability, arthritis, and body weight among adults 45 years and older
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Obes Res 12:854-61. 2004
    ..To examine the association between body weight and disability among persons with and without self-reported arthritis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Binge drinking and health-related quality of life: do popular perceptions match reality?
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:230-3. 2004
    ..This study examined the association between binge drinking (consuming five or more alcoholic drinks on one occasion) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among U.S. adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are persons with diabetes practicing healthier behaviors in the year 2001? Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Med 38:203-8. 2004
    ..To examine changes in modifiable health-risk behaviors of diabetic persons in the United States...
  18. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine among USA adults with functional limitations: for treatment or general use?
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Complement Ther Med 19:208-15. 2011
    ..This study compared the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat health conditions with CAM use for general wellness or disease prevention among USA adults with and without functional limitations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and health risk behaviors among smokers
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:182-7. 2005
    ..It is well established that smoking has detrimental effects on physical health, but its associations with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and a variety of health behaviors have not been widely investigated in the U.S. population...
  20. ncbi request reprint Modifiable characteristics of a healthy lifestyle in U.S. older adults with or without frequent mental distress: 2003 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:754-61. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint The impact of formal diabetes education on the preventive health practices and behaviors of persons with type 2 diabetes
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 41:79-84. 2005
    ....
  22. doi request reprint A comparison of prevalence estimates for selected health indicators and chronic diseases or conditions from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 200
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Prev Med 54:381-7. 2012
    ..To compare the prevalence estimates of selected health indicators and chronic diseases or conditions among three national health surveys in the United States...
  23. pmc Vitamin or supplement use among adults, behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 13 states, 2001
    Lina S Balluz
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:117-23. 2005
    ..The authors examined vitamin/supplement (V/S) use and its relationship to sociodemographics, health behaviors, and health conditions among adults in 13 states...
  24. doi request reprint Gender differences in coronary heart disease and health-related quality of life: findings from 10 states from the 2004 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:757-68. 2008
    ..S. adults and to examine the interaction between CHD and diabetes on HRQOL...
  25. doi request reprint State-based differences in the prevalence and characteristics of untreated persons with serious psychological distress
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:9-15. 2009
    ..To examine the state-based prevalence of serious psychological distress (SPD) and its treatment using the Kessler-6 scale...
  26. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas --- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2009
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 60:1-250. 2011
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of American Indian and Alaska native adult caregivers, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2000
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:477-82. 2008
    ..We compared characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adult caregivers (age > or = 18 years) who were caring for an older adult (age > or = 60 years) to those of other ethnic groups...
  28. pmc Health-related quality of life, health risk behaviors, and disability among adults with pain-related activity difficulty
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2042-8. 2005
    ..We examined the association between pain-related activity difficulty (PRAD) in the past 30 days and health-related quality of life, health behaviors, disability indices, and major health impairments in the general US population...
  29. doi request reprint Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area estimates of depression and anxiety using the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 in the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:117-24. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence of depression and anxiety in the United States by state and MMSA...
  30. pmc Healthy lifestyle behaviors among older U.S. adults with and without disabilities, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K 51, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A09. 2007
    ..This study examines the prevalence of selected healthy lifestyle behaviors related to chronic diseases among adults aged 65 years and older with and without disabilities...
  31. doi request reprint Association of total calcium and dietary protein intakes with fracture risk in postmenopausal women: the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    Yuna Zhong
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Nutrition 25:647-54. 2009
    ..We examined the associations of total calcium intake (TCI) and dietary protein intake (DPI) with risk of fracture...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between selected unhealthy lifestyle factors, body mass index, and chronic health conditions among individuals 50 years of age or older, by race/ethnicity
    Lina S Balluz
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:450-7. 2008
    ..To examine the association between selected unhealthy lifestyle factors, body mass index (BMI), and chronic conditions among individuals 50 years of age or older, by race/ethnicity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of influenza vaccination among people with cardiovascular disease--BRFSS
    Umed A Ajani
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:31-5. 2005
    ..People with cardiovascular disease are at high risk of complication from influenza. However, little is known about influenza vaccine coverage among this population...
  34. ncbi request reprint Frequent mental distress status among adults with arthritis age 45 years and older, 2001
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 51:533-7. 2004
    ..To identify characteristics and behaviors among persons with arthritis through evaluation of self-perceived mental health status...
  35. pmc Physical Activity Patterns Among U.S. Adults with and without Serious Psychological Distress
    Catherine A Okoro
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Atlanta, GA
    Public Health Rep 129:30-8. 2014
    ..We compared patterns of physical activity (PA) among adults with and without SPD using current public health guidelines for PA and examined whether adults with SPD were physically active at recommended levels...
  36. pmc Association between diagnosed diabetes and self-reported cancer among U.S. adults: findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1365-8. 2011
    ..To assess the association between diagnosed diabetes and self-reported cancer among U.S. adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of CVD risk factors among adults with diabetes by mental distress status
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:464-70. 2004
    ..To determine whether mental distress among diabetic persons is associated with various CVD risk factors...
  38. pmc Prevalence of diagnosed cancer according to duration of diagnosed diabetes and current insulin use among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes: findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:1569-76. 2013
    ..To estimate the prevalence of diagnosed cancer according to duration of diagnosed diabetes and current insulin use among U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes...
  39. pmc Emotional and behavioral difficulties and impairments in everyday functioning among children with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail Stop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A52. 2006
    ..However, little is known about the spectrum of emotional and behavioral problems and areas of impairment among children with a history of ADHD in nonclinical, nationally representative samples...
  40. ncbi request reprint The associations among childhood headaches, emotional and behavioral difficulties, and health care use
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1728-35. 2006
    ..They contribute to missed school days, affect children's peer and family relationships, and significantly impact children's quality of life, often times into adulthood...
  41. doi request reprint Leisure-time aerobic physical activity, muscle-strengthening activity and mortality risks among US adults: the NHANES linked mortality study
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Br J Sports Med 48:244-9. 2014
    ..We examined the mortality risks associated with levels of leisure-time aerobic physical activity and muscle-strengthening activity based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans among US adults...
  42. pmc Binge drinking intensity and health-related quality of life among US adult binge drinkers
    Xiao Jun Wen
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E86. 2012
    ..The frequency of binge drinking is associated with poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL), but the association between binge drinking intensity and HRQOL is unknown. Our objective was to examine this association...
  43. doi request reprint Trends in modifiable lifestyle-related risk factors following diagnosis in breast cancer survivors
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Behavioral Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2500 Century Parkway, Mailstop E 97, Atlanta, GA, 30345, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:563-9. 2013
    ..This study examined the prevalence of lifestyle-related risk factors among female breast cancer survivors by duration of survivorship in the United States...
  44. ncbi request reprint Natural disasters and older US adults with disabilities: implications for evacuation
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Disasters 31:49-56. 2007
    ..A surveillance system, such as the BRFSS, gathers information that planners can use to prepare for and to deliver services...
  45. ncbi request reprint Vaccinations and risk of central nervous system demyelinating diseases in adults
    Frank Destefano
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Neurol 60:504-9. 2003
    ..Several case reports of the onset or exacerbation of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating conditions shortly after vaccination have suggested that vaccines may increase the risk of demyelinating diseases...
  46. ncbi request reprint Predictors of age-appropriate receipt of DTaP dose 4
    Tara W Strine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:45-9. 2003
    ..Dose 4 of DTaP is among the most frequently missed vaccines for children who are not adequately immunized...