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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 33, No. 2, 2015, pp. 1-9
Bioline Code: hn15042
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2015, pp. 1-9

 en "Girl Power!": The Relationship between Women's Autonomy and Children's Immunization Coverage in Ethiopia
Ebot, Jane O.


Background: Although immunizations are efficient and cost effective methods of reducing child mortality, worldwide, approximately 2 million children die yearly of vaccine-preventable diseases. Researchers and health organizations have detailed information on the positive relationship between women’s autonomy and children’s health outcomes in developing countries.
Methods: This study investigates the links between women’s household autonomy and children’s immunization status using data from a nationally representative sample of children aged 12–30 months (N = 2941) from the 2011 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey.
Results: The results showed that women’s socioeconomic status and household autonomy were significantly associated with children’s immunization status.
Conclusion: Overall, the implications of this study align with those of the Millennium Development Goal #3: improvements in women’s household autonomy are linked to more positive child health outcomes.

Immunization; Household autonomy and health; Ethiopia; Children

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