Couples' demographic and economic differentials: pointers to childhood complete immunization uptake in Nigeria

Funmi Banjo, Obafemi Awolowo University
Soladoye S. Asa, Obafemi Awolowo University

Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), 2003 showed that only 13% of Nigerian children aged 12-23 months could be considered fully immunized, which happen to be the lowest vaccination rate among African countries in which DHS surveys have been conducted since 1998. This paper examines the differential in some demographic and economic characteristics of couples and the effect on complete immunization uptake of their children ≤5years in an urban setting in South Western Nigeria. Findings from the study showed that only a little above half (54%) of the children 12-60 months could be considered fully vaccinated with more male children having complete immunization uptake than the female children; and that differentials in couples demographic and economic characteristics determines to a large extent the levels of childhood complete immunization uptake.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Health and ageing