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Determinants and Coverage of Vaccination in Children in Western Kenya from a 2003 Cross-Sectional Survey

Calhoun, L. M., van Eijk, Anna, Lindblade, K. A., Odhiambo, F. O., Wilson, M. L., Winterbauer, E., Slutsker, L. and Hamel, M. J. (2014) 'Determinants and Coverage of Vaccination in Children in Western Kenya from a 2003 Cross-Sectional Survey'. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 90, Issue 2, pp. 234-241.

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Abstract

This study assesses full and timely vaccination coverage and factors associated with full vaccination in children ages 12–23 months in Gem, Nyanza Province, Kenya in 2003. A simple random sample of 1,769 households was selected, and guardians were invited to bring children under 5 years of age to participate in a survey. Full vaccination coverage was 31.1% among 244 children. Only 2.2% received all vaccinations in the target month for each vaccination. In multivariate logistic regression, children of mothers of higher parity (odds ratio [OR] = 0.27, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] = 0.13–0.65, P ≤ 0.01), children of mothers with lower maternal education (OR = 0.35, 95% CI = 0.13–0.97, P ≤ 0.05), or children in households with the spouse absent versus present (OR = 0.40, 95% CI = 0.17–0.91, P ≤ 0.05) were less likely to be fully vaccinated. These data serve as a baseline from which changes in vaccination coverage will be measured as interventions to improve vaccination timeliness are introduced.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Immunotherapy and Hypersensitivity > QW 806 Vaccination
WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 108 Preventive health services. Preventive medicine. Travel Medicine.
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 115 Immunization
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0127
Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 15:03
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:09
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/5122

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