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Socio-economic differentials in childhood immunization in India, 1992-2006.
Authors: Kumar, Abhishek; Mohanty, Sanjay
Source: Journal of Population Research, Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p301-324, 24p; DOI: 10.1007/s12546-011-9069-y
Topic(s): Child health
Country: Asia
Published: NOV 2011
Abstract: Abstract: This paper examines the socio-economic differentials in coverage of basic childhood immunization in India and the states of Bihar and Gujarat using three rounds of National Family Health Survey data. States are selected on the basis of changes in full immunization coverage during 1992-2006. Bivariate, multivariate, and progression rate is used to understand the differentials and changes in immunization coverage. Results indicate that there has been a substantial increase in partial immunization in most of the states, but the increase in full immunization coverage is relatively slow in many of the states. Along with mother's education, standard of living, mass media exposure, and availability of health card is a significant predictor in explaining the full immunization coverage irrespective of time. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]