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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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VASQUEZ-URIARTE, Karina; NINATANTA ORTIZ, Juana Aurelia; ROMANI, Franco  and  ROQUE-HENRIQUEZ, Joel Christian. Coverage and factors associated with measles vaccination in children aged 12-59 months in Peru: estimate based on the 2017 demographic and family health survey. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.4, pp.610-619. ISSN 1726-4634.

Objectives. To estimate coverage and determine factors associated with measles vaccination in Peru. Materials and Methods. We conducted a secondary source study using the 2017 Demographic and Family Health Survey (ENDES). The reporting unit was a woman of childbearing age, 15 to 49 years; the unit of analysis was a child, 12 to 59 months (for the first dose), or a child, 18 to 59 months (for the booster dose) who had vaccination information. Coverage data were obtained from the vaccination card. Results. According to the vaccination card, coverage for the first dose was 70.2% (95% CI: 68.8-71.6); for the booster dose, 52% (95% CI: 50.5-53.6). Children aged 24-35 months were more likely to be vaccinated for the first dose (OR 1.59, 95% CI: 1.28-1.97) and booster dose (OR 2.04, 95% CI: 1.62-2.56), compared with children aged 12-23 months and 18-23 months respectively. Children with growth and development check-ups performed in the private sector were less likely to be vaccinated for the first dose (OR 0.30, 95% CI: 0.21-0.43) and booster dose (OR 0.26, 95% CI: 0.17-0.40), compared to those being monitored in the public sector. Conclusions. According to ENDES 2017, Peru and none of its regions achieved 95.0% coverage for the first and booster doses. Growth and development monitoring in public sector facilities is associated with measles vaccination in terms of first and booster doses.

Keywords : Measles; Vaccination; Vaccination Coverage; Peru.

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