Journal Article

Factors Associated with Immunization Coverage of Children in Assam, India: Over the First Year of Life

Rup Kumar Phukan, Manash Pratim Barman and Jagadish Mahanta

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 55, issue 4, pages 249-252
Published in print August 2009 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online May 2008 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmn025
Factors Associated with Immunization Coverage of Children in Assam, India: Over the First Year of Life

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The children of Assam in the North-East Region of India have consistently evidenced low rates for routine childhood immunizations. This study has been conducted to evaluate the factors affecting the immunization coverage in the first year of life of the children. About 62.2% of the children were fully immunized. Lack of information among the parents was one of the major causes of drop out of vaccinations. The children from urban areas and mother's education level showed significant role in immunization coverage. Improvement in female literacy coupled with the reduction in the drop out rate would add to achieve a higher target of immunization among children in the study area.

Keywords: Factors; Immunization; Assam; India

Journal Article.  1403 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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