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SOCIO- ECONOMIC FACTORS AFFECTING THE TREND TOWARDS VACCINATION OF MOTHER AND INFANTS IN MULTAN CITY

Ghulam Yasin1, Asim Iqbal Qureshi2, Muhammad Aslam1 and Safina Naz3

1University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

2Razia Iqbal Hospital, Shalimar Colony, Bosan Road, Multan.

3Department of Horticulture, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Email: mianyasin@yahoo.com  

Abstract: This study investigates the socio- economic factors affecting mother and child health in Multan city, Pakistan. One of the neglected areas, i.e. Sameejabad Colony, was selected for data collection. A total of 993 married females were interviewed by a door-to-door survey. It was found that literacy level had a strong relationship both with mother's and infant's vaccination. Females, whose husbands were educated and whose annual income was high, had higher percentage of vaccination of themselves and their babies. As for as occupation of mother is concerned, it did not prove to be a good indicator.  

Keywords: Child, mother, socio-economic factors, vaccination.