Table 2

Predictors of immunization status against polio among children aged 12-23 months

Population circumstances

Total sample

(n = 1080)

Fully immunized


Card plus history

(n = 1030)

Card

(n = 561)

Valid

(n = 432)


n (%)

n (%)

Sig.

n (%)

Sig.

n (%)

Sig.


Parental education

Illiterate

452 (41.9)

424 (93.8)

P = 0.054

202 (44.7)

P < 0.001

147 (32.5)

P < 0.001

Primary

321 (29.9)

313 (97.5)

190 (59.2)

149 (46.4)

High School and above

307 (28.4)

293 (95.4)

169 (55.0)

136 (44.3)

Siblings

No

213 (19.7)

209 (98.1)

P = 0.036

131 (61.5)

P < 0.001

99 (46.5)

P < 0.001

1-3

516 (47.8)

493 (95.5)

277 (53.7)

222 (43.0)

>3

351 (32.5)

327 (93.4)

153 (43.6)

111 (31.6)

Condition of house

Muddy/Mixed

636 (58.9)

599 (94.2)

P = 0.027

298 (46.9)

P < 0.001

228 (35.8)

P = 0.001

Cemented

444 (41.1)

431 (97.1)

263 (59.2)

204 (45.9)

Health seeking behavior

Once or more a month

297 (27.5)

287 (96.6)

P = 0.048

146 (49.2)

P = 0.253

119 (40.1)

P = 0.942

<Once a month

174 (16.1)

172 (98.9)

103 (59.2)

71 (40.8)

Once in 6 month

171 (15.8)

161 (94.2)

86 (50.3)

68 (39.8)

Once a Year

87 (8.1)

82 (94.3)

48 (55.3)

38 (43.7)

<Once a Year

351 (32.5)

328 (93.4)

178 (50.7)

136 (38.7)


Note: The table shows row percentages. Pearson chi-square test and Fisher's exact test are employed to obtain 2-sided significance (sig.)

Mushtaq et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:60   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-60

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