Table 3

Characteristics of children with and without EPI clinic records
EPI records found (n = 913) EPI records not found (n = 346)
Frequency % Frequency % p-value1
Age at enrollment (months), mean (SD) 13.8 (1.4) 14.0 (1.4) 0.026
Male 456 50.0 186 53.8 0.227
Father’s Education, in years, median (IQR) 6 [4, 9] 8 [5, 10] <0.001
Moved since child’s birth 327 35.8 163 47.1 <0.001
Asset quintile
  1 (poorest) 198 21.7 55 15.9 0.001
  2 191 20.9 61 17.6
  3 177 19.4 75 21.7
  4 189 20.7 62 17.9
  5 (wealthiest) 158 17.3 93 26.9
Retained vaccination card 800 87.6 246 71.1 <0.001
History of MCV1 by maternal report 853 93.4 287 83.0 <0.001
History of MCV1 by card + history 790 87 270 78 <0.001
Fully vaccinated, by card + history 657 72.0 187 54.0 <0.001
Union
  Ajgana 139 15.2 67 19.4 <0.001
  Bahuria 146 16.0 25 7.2
  Banail 104 11.4 14 4.0
  Bhatgram 108 11.8 20 5.8
  Gorai2 98 10.7 114 33.0
  Jamurki 101 11.1 45 13.0
  Uarsi 116 12.7 12 3.5
  Mirzapur 101 11.1 49 14.1

1Chi square test for categorical variables. Wilcoxon rank sum test for non-normally distributed continuous variables.

2Record books from two EPI clinics in Gorai were not available.

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Hayford et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:1211   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1211

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