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Immunization Status of 1-5 Year Old Children and Factors Affecting It: A Hospital Based Study
Vinod Chaudhary, Manish Tiwari, Manoj Ghoghare.
Department of Pediatrics, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambejogai, India.
Aim: To determine the immunization status of children as per national immunization schedule admitted in pediatric ward. Design: Hospital based descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted from January 2014 to June 2014. Setting: Tertiary referral teaching hospital. Patients: All patients admitted in pediatric ward satisfying inclusion criteria were included in the study. Information regarding immunization status was taken from the primary care giver and available medical records of immunization status were verified. Children were classified as completely immunized as per age and national immunization schedule or partially immunized or unimmunized. Results: Out of total 840 children, 520 (61.9%) were completely immunized, 312 (37.1%) were partially immunized and 8 (1%) were unimmunized. Fully immunized males were 61.4% and females were 62.7% (p>0.05). As per education of mother, 52 (38.2%) were fully immunized children with illiterate mothers, 150 (52.6%) children were full immunized when mother had primary education, 244 (70.7%)children were fully immunized when mother had passed higher secondary (HSC) education and 74 (100%) were fully immunized if mother was graduate (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Mother's education significantly influences the immunization coverage among the under-fives. Sex of a child had no significant association with immunization coverage in 1-5 year.

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