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Parents’ knowledge, attitude, and practice on childhood immunization

Jolsna Joseph, Vijayalakshmi Devarashetty, S. Narayana Reddy, M. Sushma.

Background: The objective of present study was to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practices of parents regarding childhood immunization.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in immunization clinic at Vanivilas hospital, a government tertiary care center (G) attached to Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a private pediatric clinic (P) in Bengaluru. Data were collected from 200 parents/guardians (100 from each set up) using structured questionnaire administered by the investigators.
Results: Out of 200 parents surveyed, 172 (86%) children were found to be fully immunized. The sickness of child was the most common cause (67%) for missing vaccination. A statistically significant proportion of boys (95%) were completely immunized as compared to girls (84%, p

Key words: Parents, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Children, Immunization status, Socio-demographic factors

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