Research Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 10, October, 2017

Knowledge towards childhood immunization among mothers & reasons for incomplete immunization

Vinodkumar MugadaSrujana ChandrabhotlaDivya Sai KajaSatya Gopala Krishna Machara   

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Published:  Oct 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.71023

The purpose of the present study was to determine the mother’s knowledge towards childhood immunization and examining the reasons for incomplete immunization. Information regarding socio demographic variables, gender disparity ratio, urban and rural inequality ratio and causes for incomplete immunization, knowledge of immunization was collected from 377 mothers bearing children of age 3 years. Around 115 (30.50%) children were partially immunized. Unavailability of vaccine was considered to be the major reason for incomplete immunization. The association between gender and immunization status (p=0. 027), mother’s education and knowledge score (p=0. 005) and area of residence and knowledge score towards immunization (p=0. 001) was found to be statistically significant. Mother’s education and area of residence were found to get associated with knowledge of immunization. However, knowledge towards immunization and immunization status was not significantly associated. Gender disparity in immunization was observed in the present study. No association was found between the children’s immunization status and area of residence, birth order or mother’s education. Area of residence and mother’s education and was found to get associated with knowledge of immunization.

Keyword:     ImmunizationKnowledgegender disparity ratioincomplete immunization.


Mugada V, Chandrabhotla S, Kaja DS, Machara SGK. Knowledge towards childhood immunization among mothers & reasons for incomplete immunization. J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (10): 157-161.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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