Risk factors for incomplete vaccination in children less than 18 months of age attending the nurseries of day-care centres in Sao Paulo, Brazil


Konstantyner, T; Taddei, J; Rodrigues, LC; (2011) Risk factors for incomplete vaccination in children less than 18 months of age attending the nurseries of day-care centres in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vaccine, 29 (50). pp. 9298-9302. ISSN 0264-410X DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.10.020

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

To estimate the proportion of children in day-care centres with incomplete vaccination and to identify associated risk factors, we conducted a cross-sectional study among 258 children less than 18 months of age attending public and philanthropic day-care centres in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Interviews, blood collection and anthropometry were performed. Unconditional logistic regression was adjusted for incomplete vaccination risk factors. 10.9% of children had incomplete vaccination. Children who were born prematurely (OR = 4.27; p = 0.004), or were malnourished (OR = 4.99; p = 0.049), or lived in inadequate housing (OR = 2.88; p = 0.039), or whose mothers had had poor prenatal care (OR = 4.98; p = 0.040) were more likely to have incomplete vaccination. Opportunities are being missed to identify children with incomplete vaccination; strategies to enhance vaccination coverage should pay special attention to the needs of families living in inadequate housing; and health promotion actions in primary health facilities and day-care centres should be performed as concomitant activities. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Vaccine Centre
PubMed ID: 22015393
Web of Science ID: 297777800006
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/40840

Statistics


Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
295Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months
Impact and interest
Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item