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Table 2 Predictors of immunization status against polio among children aged 12-23 months

From: Are we doing enough? Evaluation of the Polio Eradication Initiative in a district of Pakistan's Punjab province: a LQAS study

Population circumstances Total sample
(n = 1080)
Fully immunized
   Card plus history
(n = 1030)
Card
(n = 561)
Valid
(n = 432)
  n (%) n (%) Sig. n (%) Sig. n (%) Sig.
Parental education        
   Illiterate 452 (41.9) 424 (93.8) P = 0.054 202 (44.7) P < 0.001 147 (32.5) P < 0.001
   Primary 321 (29.9) 313 (97.5)   190 (59.2)   149 (46.4)  
   High School and above 307 (28.4) 293 (95.4)   169 (55.0)   136 (44.3)  
Siblings        
   No 213 (19.7) 209 (98.1) P = 0.036 131 (61.5) P < 0.001 99 (46.5) P < 0.001
   1-3 516 (47.8) 493 (95.5)   277 (53.7)   222 (43.0)  
   >3 351 (32.5) 327 (93.4)   153 (43.6)   111 (31.6)  
Condition of house        
   Muddy/Mixed 636 (58.9) 599 (94.2) P = 0.027 298 (46.9) P < 0.001 228 (35.8) P = 0.001
   Cemented 444 (41.1) 431 (97.1)   263 (59.2)   204 (45.9)  
Health seeking behavior        
   Once or more a month 297 (27.5) 287 (96.6) P = 0.048 146 (49.2) P = 0.253 119 (40.1) P = 0.942
   <Once a month 174 (16.1) 172 (98.9)   103 (59.2)   71 (40.8)  
   Once in 6 month 171 (15.8) 161 (94.2)   86 (50.3)   68 (39.8)  
   Once a Year 87 (8.1) 82 (94.3)   48 (55.3)   38 (43.7)  
   <Once a Year 351 (32.5) 328 (93.4)   178 (50.7)   136 (38.7)  
  1. Note: The table shows row percentages. Pearson chi-square test and Fisher's exact test are employed to obtain 2-sided significance (sig.)