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### Preliminary Survey Results -
October 1992

Thank you to those members who very kindly took the time to complete and
return the questionnaire. Connie has processed the first 120 surveys that were
returned to her. This covered 254 children, 133 of whom were vaccinated and 121
were unvaccinated. This means that 52.3% were vaccinated and 47.6% were not
vaccinated. It is interesting to see that while the numbers of vaccinated and
unvaccinated are almost even, there is a preponderance of health problems in the
vaccinated group.

IAS does not claim that the figures represent the results of a properly
controlled scientific study. Most of the respondents are members of IAS, which
means the survey did not cover a random sample from the general population.
However, many of the vaccinated children surveyed also had unvaccinated brothers
and sisters also surveyed and as they were from the same family many other
factors such as lifestyle and nutrition can be eliminated.

Briefly, the results were as follows:

Condition |
Vaccinated |
Unvaccinated |
Total |

Asthma |
20 (83%)* |
4 (17%) |
24 |

Eczema or allergic rashes |
43 (73%) |
16 (27%) |
59 |

Recurring ear infections or glue ear |
26 (76%) |
8 (24%) |
34 |

Grommets |
8 (100%) |
0 |
8 |

Recurring tonsilitis |
11 (79%) |
3 (21%) |
14 |

Apnoea or ‘near miss cot death’ |
9 (82%) |
2 (18%) |
11 |

Hyperactivity |
10 (91%) |
1 (9%) |
11 |

Petit mal epilepsy |
1 (100%) |
0 |
1 |

* Percentage of those with the condition, not percentage of the total
surveyed.

So, while 52.3% of the total were vaccinated, out of those with health
problems, the percentage of vaccinated children is always above 70%.

Another figure extracted from the initial data is that 64% of the vaccinated
children suffer chronic illnesses, while 20% of the unvaccinated children suffer
chronic illnesses.

We look forward to a full statistical analysis of all the questionnaires and
will update this when that is complete.

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