Title

Factors associated with the immunization history of children in Bucal, Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Vaccines, Children

Abstract

This study used the correlational method. A validated self-made questionnaire was employed to determine the immunization history of children in Bucal, Dasmariñas City, Cavite involving the six (6) required immunizations by Department of Health namely, BCG, DPT, measles, OVP, hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid. The respondents were 47 parents of children 1-6 years old selected using purposive sampling. Data was treated and analyzed using frequency, percentage and chi-square. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were 25-40 years old, female, reached high school level, Catholic and had a family income of P10,000 below; 2) BCG and DPT posted the highest percentage of immunization, followed by measles vaccine and OPV. Hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid had the lowest percentage of immunization; 3) Financial difficulty and lack of knowledge regarding the immunization process were the identified reasons for the non-immunization of children; 4) Immunization history of children for OPV, hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid were found to be associated with the age of the parents; 5) Immunization history of children for BCG and DPT vaccines were found to be significantly associated with the gender of the parents; 6) Immunization history of children for BCG, DPT, OPV, measles, hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid vaccines were found to be associated with the parents’ educational attainment and monthly family income; 7) Immunization history of children in terms of tetanus toxoid vaccine was associated with the mothers’ employment status; 8) Immunization history of children for measles and tetanus toxoid vaccines were found to be significant with the religious affiliation.

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