Faculty of Public Health - Andalas University - OCS, 13th IEA SEA Meeting and ICPH - SDev

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Health Decision Makers, Parents Religiosity, and Complete Immunization Status in children aged 1-5 years in Indonesia
Erni Astutik, Tika Dwi Tama, Ayik Mirayanti Mandagi

Last modified: 2018-08-14

Abstract


Background

Immunization coverage in many parts of the country still become problems despite the efforts to improve the services. Religion influences decisions on vaccination as an excuse to avoid vaccination. In addition, people who had major role in determining the health of child would also affect the status of immunization

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Materials and methods

The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between health decision makers, parents religiosity and complete immunization status in children 1-5 years in Indonesia. The data were collected in The Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) 5, conducted in late 2014 and early 2015. This study used longitudinal survey with a sample of 1,372 was included in the study. The statistical analysis used Multiple Regression Logistic.

 

Results

Children who did not get complete immunization of 53.43%. The level of compliance held by respondents is 58.38% (religious), 15.74% (very religious). Generally child health decision maker were both parents (65.82%). Multiple regression that the health decision maker and parents religiosity were not related to complete immunization status in children 1-5 years (p value >0.05)

 

Conclusions

Immunization promotion programs should be improved. In addition, it is necessary to consider also the impact of religiosity and who the decision makers are in the family.

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank, Mr. Randi as mentors in IFLS workshop

 

Keywords :  religiosity, decision maker, immunization, ifls

 


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