Table 3

Characteristics of children who received EPI during 2008-2009

Characteristics

EPI cases

before 2009 *

(n = 396)

New EPI cases

in 2009 **

(n = 148)


Gender

Female

189 (47.73)

63 (42.57)

Male

205 (51.77)

85 (57.43)

Missing

2 (0.50)

-

Nationality - n(%)

Thai

253 (63.89)

106 (71.62)

Non-Thai

141 (35.61)

41 (28.38)

Missing

2 (0.50)

-

Education - n(%)

No education

390 (98.49)

138 (93.24)

Grade 1

4 (1.01)

7 (4.73)

Grade 2

-

3 (2.03)

Missing

2 (0.50)

-

Age group - n(%)

< 1 year

-

65 (43.92)

1 year

61 (15.40)

46 (31.08)

2 year

110 (27.78)

6 (4.05)

3 year

118 (29.80)

3 (2.03)

4 year

67 (16.92)

8 (5.41)

5 year

33 (8.33)

1 (0.68)

6 year and above

5 (1.26)

19 (12.84)

Missing

2 (0.50)

-

Number of immunizations per child reported ***

Median

5

3

25% - 75% Percentile

3-8

2-5


Immunizations received (n = 2814) ***

(n = 2266)

(n = 548)

BCG

30 (1.32)

34 (6.20)

DH

236 (10.41)

166 (30.29)

DTP

470 (20.74)

42 (7.66)

HBV

98 (4.32)

34 (6.20)

JE

604 (26.65)

36 (6.57)

Measles

170 (7.50)

33 (6.02)

OPV

658 (29.04)

203 (37.04)


* Data were extracted from cases receiving EPI from mid 2007-8; almost all cases are still on-going EPI visits

** Data were extracted from cases who were not reported as receiving EPI in 2007-8 but receiving in 2009; almost all cases are still on-going EPI visits.

*** There might be missing, incomplete or non-reported immunizations in earlier years before data extraction from the system.

Kaewkungwal et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:69   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-10-69

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