Maternal Knowledge on Routine Childhood Immunization: A Community Based Cross-sectional Study in Rural Area of Mon State, Myanmar

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Aung Zaw Htike
San San Myint Aung
Win Myint Oo

Abstract

Aims: To determine the knowledge on routine childhood immunization and the factors associated with it among mothers in rural area of Mon State, Myanmar during 2017.

Study Design:  A community based cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Rural area of Mon State, Myanmar, between June and August 2017.

Methodology: We included 302 mothers who had 18 to 23 months old children using multistage random sampling. Face-to-face interview was applied in data collection. Chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression analysis were utilized in data analysis.

Results: More than three fourths of mothers (76.2%) had good knowledge level on routine childhood immunization. There was a significant association between maternal knowledge and immunization status of their children (p<0.001). Logistic regression showed that the husband’s occupation was significantly associated with maternal knowledge (p=0.02).

Conclusion: Majority of mothers have good knowledge on routine childhood immunization. However, health education campaign should be intensified to improve their knowledge level, especially among mothers whose husbands are blue-collar workers.

Keywords:
Childhood immunization, EPI, immunization status, maternal knowledge, Mon, Myanmar.

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Htike, A. Z., Aung, S. S. M., & Oo, W. M. (2020). Maternal Knowledge on Routine Childhood Immunization: A Community Based Cross-sectional Study in Rural Area of Mon State, Myanmar. Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases, 3(2), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajrid/2020/v3i230121
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