Birth weight and Immunization status of 0-6 year’s age children attending Anganwadi centre in the urban area- A cross sectional study


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Author Details : Thaher M A*, Krishna Prakash Joshi

Volume : 8, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 29-32

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.jchm.2021.007



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Abstract

Background: Deaths among children of less than five years are preventable, mostly by vaccination. In India, the coverage still remains low, as 74.7% children between 12 to 23 months age are fully immunized in urban Telangana & 79.1% in India. This study was intended to assess the immunization status of the children between the age group of 12-60 months, and to know the birth weight.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in ICDS centers. 20 children were selected randomly as study subjects. These children were selected by lottery method. so that 480 children were covered from 24 ICDS centers of Deccan Medical College field practice area for a period of 1 year. Data was collected from the mothers of these children, using structured questionnaire.
Results: 52.5% ICDS children were born with normal birth weight. Immunization status among these children showed that 90.6% were received complete immunization, 7.7% were partially immunized, and 1.7% was not immunized.
Conclusions: Government facilities remain the main pillars of immunization. Coordination with Anganwadi centers is the key. Tracking of the child for subsequent doses of immunization remains a challenge.

Keywords: ICDS children, Immunization status, Urban area, Birth weight, Fully immunized.


How to cite : Thaher M A, Joshi K P , Birth weight and Immunization status of 0-6 year’s age children attending Anganwadi centre in the urban area- A cross sectional study. J Community Health Manag 2021;8(1):29-32


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Received : 15-03-2021

Accepted : 26-03-2021

Available online : 30-04-2021


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