Table 2

Percentage of correct responses by parents on immunisation knowledge

Knows that a child should receive the first vaccination at birth82.6%52.7%
Could name the diseases a child needs to be immunised against, during 0–12 months
 Hepatitis B13.4%16.2%
 Whooping cough8.5%9.4%
Knows the benefits of Vitamin-A
 Good for eyesight16.5%23.1%
 Helps make baby strong68.7%75.1%
Mean composite score of overall knowledge (out of a possible total score of 11)3.62 (1.79)*3.64 (1.95)*
  • *SD in parentheses.