Rural Women and Child Immunization in West Senatorial Districts of Kogi State, Nigeria
Olawepo R.A., Fashagba I.

This study examines the pattern of child immunization among rural women in West Senatorial Districts of Kogi State in order to assess the coverage level and identifying factors influencing immunization uptake accordingly. Data were collected in nine rural communities (three each from the three selected Local Government Areas) from nursing mothers through questionnaire administration. 30% amounting to 427 samples out of the 1442 identified nursing mothers were selected randomly in the selected rural communities. The results of the analysis show that, 65% of the samples were fully immunized during the specified period. The step-wise regression result also shows that four variables, X11 (accessibility to health information),x12 (religious factor), x3 (Economic status of parent and Income level), and x1 (formal educational status of mothers),are the best predictors for effective participation in immunization in the different rural communities. Appropriate recommendations were given to ease future accessibility to and participation in immunization at specified times.

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