Maternal and child health indicators in a rural South African health district.
To measure important maternal and child health indicators in a rural health district as part of the process of developing a comprehensive district health information system.
A modified Expanded Programme on Immunisation cluster sample survey.
Hlabisa health district, KwaZulu-Natal.
480 mothers (or carers) of children aged 12 - 35 months surveyed in 32 clusters.
A questionnaire was administered and Road-to-Health cards were examined.
Main outcome measures
Proportion of women receiving antenatal care and delivering in a health facility ; knowledge and understanding of vaccination ; and recall of vaccination history.
Proportion of children with a Road-to-Health card, overall coverage of each vaccine, coverage at 12 months of age and proportion receiving an immunogenic dose.
Most mothers (91%) had attended antenatal care, 77% had received tetanus toxoid and 83% delivered in a health facility.
Only 14 children (3%) had never received a Road-to-Health card and 73% had one available at the time of the survey.
Overall immunisation coverage was high (80 - 98%), as was the proportion receiving an immunogenic dose of each vaccine (78 - 98%). However, only 76% had received all the vaccines due to a 12-month-old child, and only 88% of these had received all doses by 12 months of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Mère, Enfant, Homme, Mesure, Indicateur, Campagne de masse, Immunisation, Vaccination, Programme sanitaire, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Mother, Child, Human, Measurement, Indicator, Mass campaign, Immunization, Vaccination, Sanitary program, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0335163
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 12/09/1997.