Does Child Immunisation Depend on The Mother's Health? Ground-Level Investigation from Assam, India
Keywords:Child Immunisation, Motherâ€™s Health, MCA, Logit Model, Assam, Religion, Tribes.
AbstractA healthy child is a gift to society from a healthy mother. A motherâ€™s health is thus considered as the key ingredient for the health of her child. With this backdrop, the study aims to explore the health status of the mothers and the role of the health status of a mother on the immunisation of her child of two marginalised areas of Assam, viz. Cachar and the Udalguri districts. The study also recognises the social, economic and demographic factors that regulate the child immunisation for the study area in a holistic way based on the novel data set especially collected for this study. The study exercises the Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Logit model to inquire about the objectives. The empirical results accredit us to conclude that mothers of Udalguri district are healthier than Cachar district. We also find that other than a motherâ€™s health status, motherâ€™s education, birth order, sex of the child, etc., are the important decisive components of child immunisation of the study area.
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