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Table 4 Immunization status by parental and child characteristics in Senegal (2010–2011 DHS)

From: Determinants of complete immunization among senegalese children aged 12–23 months: evidence from the demographic and health survey

Variables Number of children Fully immunized n (%) p-value
Mother’s age at birth
  < 20 319 198 (62.2%)  
 20–34 1527 967 (63.4%) 0.860
 35–49 353 216 (61.1%)  
Mother’s education level
 No education 1510 918 (60.8%)  
 Up to primary 515 331 (64.4%) 0.002
 Secondary and higher 174 132 (76.1%)  
Marital status
 Married or living with partner 2060 1280 (62.2%)  
 Others 139 73 (101.8%) 0.024*
Father’s education
 No education 1695 1040 (61.4%)  
 Up to primary 217 129 (59.3%) 0.067
 Secondary and higher 205 147 (72.0%)  
Father’s occupation
 Not working 57 29 (50.8%)  
 Management/Professional/Clerical/sale service 839 537 (64.0%) 0.151
 Agriculture 553 321 (58.0%)  
 Manual or household worker/other 572 363 (64.0%)  
Mother’s ethnic group
 Wolof 823 537 (65.3%)  
 Puular 637 348 (54.6%) 0.005*
 Serer 720 496 (67.2%)  
Region
 West 1534 997 (64.9%)  
 North 245 133 (54.5%) 0.001*
 East 135 189 (66.8%)  
 South 282 62 (46.0%)  
“Mother could show a vaccination” card?
 Yes 689 218 (31.6%) < 0.001*
 No 1510 1164 (77.1%)  
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 485 274 (56.4%)  
 Poor 457 283 (61.9%)  
 Middle 446 284 (63.8%) 0.061
 Richer 466 296 (63.6%)  
 Richest 307 217 (70.7%)  
Place of residence
 Urban 850 535 (63.1%)  
 Rural 1349 844 (62.7%) 0.850
Sex of the child
 Male 1127 708 (62.8%)  
 Female 1072 673 (62.8%) 0.955
Birth order
 0–3 128 778 (60.7%)  
 4–6 368 229 (62.3%) 0.324
  ≥ 7 66 48 (73.0%)  
Read newspaper
 Not at all 1886 1175 (62.3%) 0.440
 Less than once per week or at least once a week 276 180 (65.2%)  
Listen to radio
 Not at all 379 230 (60.5%) 0.403
 Less than 1 week or at least 1 week 1782 1125 (63.1%)  
Watch television
 Not at all 734 421 (57.4%) 0.003*
 Less than 1 week or at least 1 week 1427 933 (65.4%)  
Distance to health care Center
 As a big problem 777 465 (59.9%) 0.646
 As not a big problem 1385 889 (64.2%)  
Religion
 Muslim 2101 1316 (62.6%) 0.771
 Others 60 39 (64.7%)  
Use of antenatal care
 Yes 85 1254 (64.4%) < 0.001*
 No 1948 27 (32.2%)  
Place of delivery
 At hospital 1616 1069 (66.2%) < 0.001*
 At home 583 312 (53.5%)  
Woman participates in household decisions
 Yes 530 335 (63.2%) 0.216
 No 1492 918 (61.5%)  
  1. Data are expressed as means (SDs) or percentages.
  2. *Denotes P-value statistically significant at 0.05 level