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Table 3 Mother’s knowledge about vaccination in children by area of residence Ambo Woreda Ethiopia, January, 2011

From: Factors associated with complete immunization coverage in children aged 12–23 months in Ambo Woreda, Central Ethiopia

Mother’s knowledge Area of residence Total, n (%) p-value
  Rural, n (%) Urban, n (%)   
Heard about vaccination and vaccine preventable diseases     
 Yes 373 (69.6) 141 (26.3) 514(95.9) 0.987
 No 16 (3) 6 (1.1) 22(4.1)  
Vaccination is used to prevent disease     
 Yes 300 (56) 126 (23.5) 426(79.5) 0.028
 No 89 (16.6) 21 (3.9) 110(20.5)  
Knew four or more types of vaccine preventable diseases     
 Yes 112 (20.9) 13 (2.4) 125 (23.3) <0.001
 No 277 (51.7) 134 (25) 411 (76.7)  
Knew the age at which child immunization begins     
 Yes 156 (29.1) 85 (15.9) 241 (45) <0.001
 No 233 (43.5) 62 (11.6) 295 (55)  
Knew the age at which child completes immunization     
 Yes 246 (45.9) 116 (21.6) 362 (67.5) 0.001
 No 143 (26.7) 31 (5.8) 174 (32.5)  
Knew the total number of sessions needed for child immunization     
 Yes 81 (15.1) 56 (10.4) 137 (25.9) <0.001
 No 308 (57.5) 91 (17) 399 (74.4)  
  1. P-value <0.05 is significant at 95% CI.