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Table 6 Completion of immunization among children aged 12 to 23 months by mothers or caregivers knowledge on vaccine and VPDs in Sinana district, Bale zone, Oromia region, Southeast Ethiopia, 2012/13

From: An assessment of child immunization coverage and its determinants in Sinana District, Southeast Ethiopia

Variable   Fully vaccinated Odds ratio (95% CI)
   Yes No Crude Adjusted
Ever discussed on immunization with HEWs      
  Yes 372 (62.9) 74 (12.5) 3.9 (2.6, 5.8)* 2.4 (1.3, 4.2)*
  No 82 (13.9) 63 (10.7) 1.00  
Ever encouraged to immunize last year      
  Yes 422 (71.4) 103 (17.4) 4.4 (2.6, 7.4)* 4.9 (1.0, 21.3)*
  No 32 (5.4) 34 (5.8) 1.00  
Attitude of mothers/caretakers toward vaccination      
  Negative attitude 3 (0.5) 1 (0.2) 1.00  
  Positive attitude 451 (76.3) 136 (23) 1.11 (0.1, 10.7) NI
Knowledge of mothers/caretakers on vaccination      
  Poor knowledge 112 (18.9) 58 (9.8) 1.00  
  Good knowledge 342 (57.9) 79 (13.4) 2.2 (1.5, 3.4) 2.5 (1.5, 4.2)*
  1. N.B: numbers in brackets are in percentage, NI- Variable not included in the model.
  2. *Significant at P-value of <0.05.