Table 2.

Virus Immunity and Thyroid Autoantibodies Before Vaccination

VirusimmunityResultnTg-ab % (n)TPO-ab % (n)Tg-ab, TPO-ab,
or both % (n)
Measles (1)Pos32112  (39)5  (16)13  (43)
Neg6523  (15)*9  (6)26  (17)
Mumps (2)Pos24111  (26)4  (10)12  (29)
Neg14519  (28)*8  (12)21  (31)
Rubella (3)Pos19012  (22)6  (12)13  (25)
Neg19616  (32)5  (10)18  (35)
1, 2, or bothPos35313  (45)5  (17)14  (49)
Neg3327  (9)15  (5)*33  (11)**
1, 2, 3, or combinationPos36413  (48)11  (19)15  (53)
Neg2129  (6)14  (3)33  (7)*
  • Statistically significant differences between the virus seropositive and seronegative groups are denoted by asterisks:

  • * (P < .05) or

  • ** (P < .01).

    If thyroid autoantibodies were present in a titer of 5 or more, the sample was considered positive.