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12. Assessment of Measles Immunization in Children 1-2 Year Age in District Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

1. Habib-ur-Rehman 2. Abdul Latif Mahesar 3. Shahid Nisar Khalid 4. Muhammad Ishaq

1. Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, JMC, Peshawar 2. Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacology, JMC, Peshawar 3. District Specialist,

Bacha Khan Medical Complex Shah Mansoor, Swabi 4. Prof. of Surgery, JMC, Peshawar 

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine vaccination coverage against measles and the factors predicting it. 

Study Design: Cross sectional, Analytic

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at Peshawar District Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and the duration was 1st June 2014 to 20th June 2014.

Materials and Methods: The study was carried on sample of 210 children in District Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The district was first divided into clusters of 105. Out of these 21 clusters were randomly selected. Sample of 10 children aged 1-2 were randomly taken from each cluster. Cluster sampling technique was used and the data was collected by face to face interview using structured Questionnaire as tool.

Results: Overall vaccination coverage was 57.6% with a male to female ratio of 50.4% and 49.6% respectively. Mother’s Education with vaccination status of Children suggests a strong relationship. Mothers with no education (illiterate) vaccinated 36.3% and mother with education (Literate) vaccinated 82.5% of their children. The Chisquare test is significant (X2 =45.605; p-value .000).

Conclusions: Parents Education, Household Income and knowledge of mothers about measles vaccination age were found important predicting factors for vaccination status of children. Key Words: Measles, Parents Education, Household Income