Identifying households with low immunisation completion in Bangladesh


The objective of this study was to investigate if the mothers’ demographics and household characteristics—including type of use of cooking fuel, energy and toilet facilities—have any implication for complete immunisation rates among their children. A cross-sectional data analysis of a nationally representative sample of 4925 women with at least one child was performed. Chisquared tests and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used. Immunisation coverage was positively associated with the mother’s education and with household characteristics such as toilet facility, electricity and involvement in a microfinance group. These findings indicate the need for further advocacy for increased knowledge on the importance of vaccination and affordable public immunisation programs focusing on higher risk households such as those with pit facilities, lack of electricity and no participation in a microfinance group. Such households warrant further attention and can be targeted for immunisation coverage.

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Andrews-Chavez, J. , Biswas, A. , Gifford, M. , Eriksson, C. and Dalal, K. (2012) Identifying households with low immunisation completion in Bangladesh. Health, 4, 1088-1097. doi: 10.4236/health.2012.411166.

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