IMMUNIZATION COMPLETENESS AMONG CHILDREN AGED 0-59 MONTHS IN INDONESIA
Received 2021-09-30; Accepted 2022-04-11; Published 2022-11-10
Immunization has effectively reduced the burden of infectious diseases, mortality, morbidity, and saved resources. This study aims to identify factors that are associated with the completeness of immunization among children aged 0-59 months in Indonesia. This research is a quantitative study with a cross-sectional design. The source data used secondary data from the 2018 Indonesia Basic Health Research. The sample of this study consisted of 64,455 women who had children aged 0-59 months. The data were analyzed using a logistic regression test. The results revealed only 10% respondents have a complete immunization status for their children aged 0-59 months. This study also showed that the mother’s age, antenatal care visit, access to health care, residence and place of birth had a significant relationship with the completeness of immunization in children. Mother’s age ≥ 21 is the most dominant variable related to immunization completeness in children with a prevalence ratio (PR) value of 1.613 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.269-2.052) after being controlled by other variables. Age, antenatal care visit, access to health service, residence, and place of birth were associated with completeness of immunization among children aged 0-59 months. Policy makers may take these factors into account to increase complete immunization coverage for this group.
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