Immunization coverage and its determinants in children aged 12-23 months in Gansu, China

Fu Qiang Cui, Rosa Gofin

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The study aimed to assess the determinants of immunization coverage in 12-23-month-old children born in 1997 and living in Gansu Province in West China. The World Health Organization's cluster sampling technique was used. Information was gathered by face-to-face interviews with caregivers and from immunization records. Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), Polio and Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) coverage at 3 months was 51.2%. At 8 and 12 months, including the Measles Vaccine, coverage was 71.3 and 86.0%, respectively. The variables associated with delay at 12 months were: low socio-economic level, low number of sources of information on vaccination and delayed immunization at 3 months. Improved immunization coverage could be achieved by improving access and delivery to poor and remote areas and by awarding incentives to providers at primary care level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-671
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 8 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Coverage
  • Determinants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Veterinary
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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