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Table 1 Number of deaths, vaccination coverage and deaths prevented by WHO region (2000)

From: Following in the footsteps of smallpox: can we achieve the global eradication of measles?

Region No of deaths Vaccination coverage (%) Deaths prevented
African 453,000 65 384,960
American 0 91 148,852
Eastern Mediterranean 81,000 79 129,769
European 7,000 92 28,692
Southeast Asia 202,000 83 256,633
Western Pacific 34,000 86 126,132
Total 777,000 80 1,071,938
  1. Source: Adapted from Henao-Restrepo (2003) [4]