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Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

, 33:18

First Online: 18 September 2015Received: 29 May 2015Accepted: 09 September 2015DOI: 10.1186-s41043-015-0028-7

Cite this article as: Ebot, J.O. J Health Popul Nutr 2015 33: 18. doi:10.1186-s41043-015-0028-7

Abstract

BackgroundAlthough 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.

MethodsThis 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.

ResultsThe results showed that women’s socioeconomic status and household autonomy were significantly associated with children’s immunization status.

ConclusionOverall, 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.

KeywordsImmunization Household autonomy and health Ethiopia Children AbbreviationsDHSDemographic Health Surveys

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Author: Jane O. Ebot

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