Exploring the Causes of Low Immunization Status in School Going Children

Inamdar, M and Piparsania , S and Inamdar, S and Singh, K (2012) Exploring the Causes of Low Immunization Status in School Going Children. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Background: Although a definitive immunization program has been advocated for children in our country, the immunization coverage is far from satisfactory. There is paucity of survey studies related to immunization pattern. Objective: This study has been undertaken to explore the social and attitudinal factors with parents resulting into adverse immunization. Material and Methods: The study was school based cross-sectional study conducted in 50 schools of Indore district selected by random sampling from three groups. Information was collected from parents by providing pre-tested questionnaire. Result: Association of parent’s literacy and socioeconomic status with successful immunization could be established. Overall coverage rate with vaccines was poor in school going girls as compared to the boys; proving thereby that gender discrimination exists putting girls in disadvantageous position. Conclusion: It can be expected that the immunization status of school children will improve if identified risk factors such as parental education, socioeconomic status, awareness status are improved and attitudinal gender discrimination is curbed.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Immunization status; Gender discrimination; Parental education; Adolescent immunization
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8853
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:03
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:03

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