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Title: Trends of immunisation status of the children and women attending an urban diarrhoea hospital in Bangladesh
Authors: Rahman, A.K.S. Mahmudur
Islam, M. Ajninul
Keywords: Immunization
Women's Health
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2007
Series/Report no.: J Dairrhoeal Dis Res
1993 Mar;11(1):35-7
Abstract: Since October 1988 the International Centre for Diarrhocal Disease Research, Bangladesh has been offering immunisations to children less than 2 years old and women of reproductive age (IS to 45 years) who report for treatment at its Dhaka —based treatment centre. A survey conducted during October 1989 to June 1992 has revealed that 22-5% of these targeted children (n =4,456) and 21.7% of the women (n = 5,266) had not received any immunisations. Only 23.2% of the children had completed an immunisation schedule, whereas 70.1% of the women had received 2 doses of tetanus toxoid. The percentage of women receiving both doses of tetanus toxoid vaccine increased significantly from 55.2% to 80.5% during the survey period (Chi Square=9.47, p—0.002). However, the percentage of children receiving all doses of vaccines against the six communicable diseases increased only from 15.8% to 23.4% (Chi Square = 1.13, p=0.29) during the reporting period. Our observation shows that it is possible to cover a significant percentage of women with at least 2 doses of tetanus toxoid vaccine. However, immunisation services need to be intensified utilising all the health centres to improve immunisation coverage for the children
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/269
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