Table 3

Mother’s knowledge about vaccination in children by area of residence Ambo Woreda Ethiopia, January, 2011
Mother’s knowledge Area of residence Total, n (%) p-value
Rural, n (%) Urban, n (%)
Heard about vaccination and vaccine preventable diseases
 Yes 373 (69.6) 141 (26.3) 514(95.9) 0.987
 No 16 (3) 6 (1.1) 22(4.1)
Vaccination is used to prevent disease
 Yes 300 (56) 126 (23.5) 426(79.5) 0.028
 No 89 (16.6) 21 (3.9) 110(20.5)
Knew four or more types of vaccine preventable diseases
 Yes 112 (20.9) 13 (2.4) 125 (23.3) <0.001
 No 277 (51.7) 134 (25) 411 (76.7)
Knew the age at which child immunization begins
 Yes 156 (29.1) 85 (15.9) 241 (45) <0.001
 No 233 (43.5) 62 (11.6) 295 (55)
Knew the age at which child completes immunization
 Yes 246 (45.9) 116 (21.6) 362 (67.5) 0.001
 No 143 (26.7) 31 (5.8) 174 (32.5)
Knew the total number of sessions needed for child immunization
 Yes 81 (15.1) 56 (10.4) 137 (25.9) <0.001
 No 308 (57.5) 91 (17) 399 (74.4)

P-value <0.05 is significant at 95% CI.

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