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Vaccine. 2009 Jan 1;27(1):169-75. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.08.042. Epub 2008 Nov 12.

Identifying the determinants of childhood immunization in the Philippines.

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Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. jbondy@uwo.ca

Abstract

A key method of reducing morbidity and mortality is childhood immunization, yet in 2003 only 69% of Filipino children received all suggested vaccinations. Data from the 2003 Philippines Demographic Health Survey were used to identify risk factors for non- and partial-immunization. Results of the multinomial logistic regression analyses indicate that mothers who have less education, and who have not attended the minimally-recommended four antenatal visits are less likely to have fully immunized children. To increase immunization coverage in the Philippines, knowledge transfer to mothers must improve.

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18789997
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.08.042
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