Child Immunization in Selected States of India: Community-Level Effect of Education, Religion and Wealth

Anjali Yadav, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
M. Guruswamy, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Child health status is one of the most important healthcare aspects of nation. The basic component of child health i.e., childhood immunization has been selected for this present study. Because of its huge diversities, it would be worth to study the differentials in immunization of children for selected states viz. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The objective of this study is to understand whether education, religion and wealth of the community where women live assume substantial importance in influencing individual women’s decisions about immunization of their children. To meet these objectives multivariate and multilevel analysis will be carried out using National Family Health Survey 2005-06. Results of this study show that community education that seems significant in most states plays a crucial role. Besides this wealth of community also plays an important role especially if the state is considered as economically better performing.

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