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Exposure to Health Information and Women’s Behavioral Response to Immunization of Children in Nigeria

ILUSANYA, Temitope O and OLADOSUN, Muyiwa (2016) Exposure to Health Information and Women’s Behavioral Response to Immunization of Children in Nigeria. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

According to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) data immunization coverage for children aged 0-5 was 69.5% the literature show that exposure to health information and services is associated with Women’s behavioral response on children’s immunization. The purpose of this study is to examine key sources of women’s health information and behavior of children’s immunization in Nigeria. This study uses the NDHS data of 2013. Preliminary results show that exposure to TV and radio were significantly associated with respondent check-up after delivery (p-value = 0.000), number of antenatal visit (p-value = 0.000), baby post natal two monthly checks (p-value = 0000). Also, access to radio was significantly associated with children’s immunization status with respect to (1) BCG injection (pvalue = .0000), Polio injection (p-value = 0.000), and measles (p-value = 0.000). Future programming geared to increase immunization coverage in Nigeria will find these results useful for planning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exposure to Health information, Women’s Behavior, Childhood immunization, Nigeria, NDHS 2013
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 15:43
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 15:43
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6691

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