International Journal of Pediatrics / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Exploring Strategies to Improve Adherence to Immunization Schedule: A Study among Children Attending Maternal and Child Health Clinic at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Table 2

Relationship between social demographic characteristics of caregivers and adherence to immunization schedule.

Sociodemographic characteristics of caregiversDid child get immunizations as scheduled?
Refer to immunization card/booklet
YesNo
%% value

Relationship with the childMother55.744.30.784
Father46.253.8
Guardian50.050.0
Other0.00.0

Age25 years and below67.732.30.276
26-30 years55.444.6
Above 30 years49.450.6

Marital statusSingle36.463.60.046
Married55.444.6
Widowed0.0100.0
Separated/divorced0.0100.0

Highest level of educationPrimary level15.484.60.002
Secondary level41.358.8
College/university level60.539.5
Have no formal education0.00.0

OccupationStudent0.0100.00.074
Housewife/not working100.0.0
Casual laborer26.773.3
Self-employed54.345.7
Salaried employment59.440.6

Gross income per month<10,00045.854.20.672
11,000-20,00058.741.3
21,000-30,00056.843.2
31,000-40,00061.938.1
>40,00053.846.2

Time taken to reach the nearest immunization clinic and back home<1 hour55.744.30.539
2-3 hours54.645.4
4-5 hours.0.0
>5 hours.0100.0

Money used as bus fare to reach the clinic and back home<100/-51.748.30.522
100-200/-52.847.2
Above 200/-57.842.2
Private means70.629.4

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