Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2018, Page: 229-234
Identifying Determinants of Vaccination Status of Under Five Children in South Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Belayneh Debasu Kelkay, Department of Statistics, College of Natural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Kassaye Wudu Seid, Department of Statistics, College of Natural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Received: Aug. 25, 2018;       Accepted: Oct. 12, 2018;       Published: Nov. 6, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20180706.15      View  132      Downloads  13
Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. The aim of this study was to analyze the determinant factor of vaccination status of under five children in South Omo zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia using binary logistic regression model. Thus from 174 children under investigation 47(27%) of children are not fully vaccinated and 127(73%) are fully vaccinated. Woreda, household sex, religion, mother education level, child sex and child order are the most factors that affect the vaccination status of children. Full vaccination status of children is more likely for children from educated mothers as compared to those from illiterate mothers. The odd of female children to be full vaccinated was increased by 51%. First (OR: 0.401, 95% CI: 0.091, 1.763) and third order (OR: 0.219, 95% CI: 0.051, 0.931) children are associated with full vaccination status of children negatively. Second (OR: 1.128, 95% CI: 0.281, 4.526) and fourth birth order (OR: 1.034, 95% CI: 0.233, 4.58) children are more likely to be vaccinated than first and third order children. Children from female household are highly related to be fully vaccinated than children from male household. Children from orthodox (OR: 1.88, 95% CI: 1.177, 3.002) family are more vaccinated than the Muslim, catholic and Protestant.
Vaccination Status, Under-Five, Children, Determinants
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Belayneh Debasu Kelkay, Kassaye Wudu Seid, Identifying Determinants of Vaccination Status of Under Five Children in South Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 7, No. 6, 2018, pp. 229-234. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20180706.15
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