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Table 2 Utilization of outreach immunization services

From: Utilization of outreach immunization services among children in Hoima District, Uganda: a cluster survey

Variable Total n = 476 Utilized outreaches (n, %) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)a
Age of caretakers
 18–25 233 199 (85.4) 1.0 1.0
 26–35 162 146 (90.1) 2.1 [1.07–4.26] 2.1 [0.97–4.37]
 Above 35 81 74 (91.4) 2.1 [0.86–5.29] 1.9 [0.71–4.99]
Completed years of education of caretakers
 No education 22 21 (95.5) 1.0  
 7 years 285 252 (88.4) 0.5 [0.06–3.52]  
 12 years 148 129 (87.2) 0.3 [0.04–2.71]  
 14 or more years 21 14 (66.7) 0.1 [0.01–1.09]  
Occupation of caretakers
 Subst. farming 349 313 (89.7) 1.0 1.0
 Traders 51 43 (84.3) 0.6 [0.24–1.43] 0.8 [0.29–2.09]
 Others 76 60 (78.9) 0.4 [0.19–0.75] 0.4 [0.20–0.96]
Number of children
 One 121 104 (86.0) 1.0  
 Two 120 101 (84.2) 0.9 [0.42–1.79]  
 Three 74 65 (87.3) 1.5 [0.57–3.73]  
 Four and over 161 146 (90.7) 2.1 [0.93–4.66]  
Child birth order
 First born 155 132 (85.2%) 1.0 1.0
 Second 102 89 (87.3%) 1.2 [0.58–2.63] 1.2 [0.56–2.49]
 Third 73 62 (84.9%) 1.3 [0.57–3.18] 1.0 [0.44–2.18]
 Fourth and above 146 133 (91.1%) 2.3 [1.02–4.93] 1.8 [0.85–3.74]
Sex of child
 Male 226 196 (86.7) 1.0 1.0
 Female 250 220 (88.0) 1.2 [0.69–2.17] 1.6 [0.82–2.97]
Knew benefit of child immunization
 No 461 406 (88.1) 1.0 1.0
 Yes 15 10 (66.7) 0.2 [0.07–0.69] 2.1 [1.30–4.42]
Named at least four VPDS
 Yes 386 333 (86.3) 1.0 1.0
 No 90 83 (92.2) 2.0 [0.78–4.58] 3.0 [1.13–7.88]
Time for outreach session
 Not convenient 59 46 (78.0) 1.0 1.0
 Convenient 417 370 (88.7) 2.7 [1.36–5.51] 2.9 [1.32–6.51]
Vaccine unavailability
 No 354 317 (89.5) 1.0 1.0
 Yes 122 99 (81.1) 0.5 [0.28–0.92] 0.6 [0.32–1.23]
Community mobilized for outreach
 No 33 23 (69.7) 1.0 1.0
 Yes 443 393 (88.7) 4.2 [1.85–9.30] 4.9 [1.94–2.61]
  1. aAdjusted for knowing the benefits of immunization, naming at least four VPDs, community mobilization and convenience of time of outreach sessions
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