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Household structure and childhood immunization in Niger and Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9169284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, we use data from the Demographic and Health Surveys to examine the relationship between household structure and childhood immunization in Niger and Nigeria. We show that household structure is an important determinant of childhood immunization in Nigeria: Children from nuclear, elementary polygynous, and three-generational households are worse-off than those from laterally extended households. However, the lower odds of full immunization among children from three-generational and elementary polygynous households are attributable to low economic status and low maternal education levels, respectively. In Niger, household structure does not have a significant effect on children's likelihood of being fully immunized.
A J Gage; A E Sommerfelt; A L Piani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-309     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sociology and Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Welfare*
Child, Preschool
Educational Status
Family Characteristics*
Health Surveys
Logistic Models
Mothers / education
Nuclear Family*
Odds Ratio
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