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Multilevel Analysis of Factors Associated with Delay in Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso and Mali [Analyse Multiniveau des Facteurs Associés au Retard dans la Vaccination des Enfants au Burkina Faso et au Mali]
Authors: Ladji Binoko Sidibé, and Abdramane Soura
Source: African Population Studies, 30(1):2177-2191; DOI:
Topic(s): Child health
Country: Africa
  Multiple African Countries
  Burkina Faso
Published: JAN 2016
Abstract: Several studies conducted in developed countries and African Anglophone countries demonstrated that the context influences child immunisation status and the administration of specific vaccines. Nonetheless, few studies have focused on African Francophone countries, particularly the Sahel countries such as Burkina Faso and Mali. Analysing data from the Demographic and Health Surveys of Burkina Faso (2010) and Mali (2006) through a multilevel logistic regression approach, this article examines hypotheses stating that context influences the full and timely immunization of children aged 12 to 59 months even though individual characteristics have a larger effect. In richer enumeration sections in Mali, the children are less likely to receive a vaccine out of schedule. These results suggest that actors of health sector (particularly those intervening in national immunisation programs) should implement community approaches targeting local collective barriers to achieve full and timely vaccination of children in these countries. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]