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cool thread, thanks for the link

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Wow, that's really interesting. Thanks!!!

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Wow! My state has the highest overall exemption rate. We must be some educated people up here in MN.
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Wow! My state has the highest overall exemption rate. We must be some educated people up here in MN.
I just saw that and was going to ask "What's the deal in Minnesota?" I was surprised by that (in a good way ).

I was also surprised that California was fairly low compared to some other states--I expected more of my fellow Californians

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very interesting. i only looked at ga, less than 1%.......big threat we are :
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.6% here in NY - I probably shouldn't be surprised since the schools don't even tell you it's an option. : In fact - I think they deliberately omit the fact.

3.0% across the border in VT.

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Very interesting! I am kind of suprised that MI is as high as it is...3.6% total....mostly philosophical.
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Cool thread!
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really interesting! I can't believe the figures are so low....although we haven't officially filed an exemption...so i wonder how many others also haven't....

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Huh. Ohio is pretty low--I'm actually surprised. I would have thought it'd be much higher than it is.

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Interesting. We're at .9% and I bet I know all of them, lol.

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Only 1% here. Not surprised. We're a freakin' backwater. Armpit of the midwest.
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very interesting. I am curious what causes the variation. I wonder if it has to do with religious minorities, crunchies, or simply that some states aren't keeping track as well as others??
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I too was surprised Cali was so low. BUT does this factor in homeschooling? Or is this simply the rates for public/private school kids that have exemption forms filed at school? I'll bet the numbers are a tad higher in some areas.
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Ugh, Virginia is 1% overall. I expected better.
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Wow... 3% higher than I expected.

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Thanks!! I posted that as a bulletin at my anti-vax myspace page Very interesting!!


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does this factor in homeschooling?
Only in the states who require exemptions for homeschooling. Not all do.

This doesn't show how many in a state aren't vaccinating, just those who've claimed exemption for school/daycare/etc. I'm sure the non/selective vaxing rates are higher.

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[QUOTE=brendaziz;12016995]BUT does this factor in homeschooling? /QUOTE]

Maybe someone can find a homeschooling rate for the states. This is a neat thread!
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In my state, unless you are hsing for religious reasons, you still have to show proof of vaxes. Now I think it would be easy to claim you're hsing for those reasons, but still.

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For once its a good thing to live in a red state.



Some of the state's don't report religious exemptions, mine doesn't. And as a homeschooler I don't have to claim an exemption, so homeschoolers aren't going to be in those #s for my state either.

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Interesting thread.

I seen recently another statistical chart for each state of vaccine compliance, which I think is defined differently. This graph shows those with exemptions on file. There are many who may not have filed one way or the other.

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Wow! My state has the highest overall exemption rate. We must be some educated people up here in MN.
I think it's because a lot of public schools that I know of highlight on their registration form that you need proof of vaccines OR an exemption form filled out. In our school district they go so far as to say that you can file a philosophical or religious exemption if you oppose vaccinations.
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I too was surprised Cali was so low. BUT does this factor in homeschooling? Or is this simply the rates for public/private school kids that have exemption forms filed at school? I'll bet the numbers are a tad higher in some areas.
I'm not too suprised since most of southern CA is very conservative, anti-crunchy. LA and San Diego are the two largest cities in CA now and both are pretty conservative overall.
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Very cool. I really would have thought OH'd be higher.. wierd too that theres absolutely NO religious exemptions reproted.
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I took it to mean that they just aren't reported, not that there were none to report.

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