Cross sectional study of immunization coverage in urban slum areas of Lucknow region
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health
Immunization plays an important role of child survival programmes all over the world. Recent data revealed that there are approximately 34 million children are not completely immunized and about 98% are residing in developing countries. The aims and objectives were to assess the immunization coverage and various socio-demographic factors affecting the immunization in urban slum areas of Lucknow.Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at urban slums of Lucknow region. The target study
... The target study population was of children aged 0-6 years. The immunization status data of the child was collected and analysed.Results: Majority (79.8%) of children were in the age group of 16-23 months. Majority (79.4%) of children were completely immunized, while 20.6% were partially immunized. Significant association was found between educational status of mother and socioeconomic status of family with immunization status of children.Conclusions: There was significant association was found between educational status of mother and socioeconomic status of family with immunization status of children. We observed in present study that there are some pockets in slum areas where immunization to children are very poor.