Table 1

Childhood immunisation by the vaccine type

VaccinationA BCG vaccineThree polio vaccinesThree DPT vaccineA measles vaccineComplete immunisation
 % vaccinated97.788.687.491.179.2
Gender of the child
 Male98.288.486.591.178.1
 Female96.988.888.691.480.6
Age of the mother
 15–1998.389.386.094.280.2
 20–2997.988.687.590.479.0
 30–3996.588.387.793.680.1
 40–4995.285.790.581.071.4
Caste/ethnic affiliation
 High Hindu caste99.791.192.596.185.2
 Previously untouchables97.088.187.588.674.9
 Indigenous97.590.489.895.084.8
 Terai caste, Muslims95.683.077.381.266.4
Mother’s education
 None96.784.483.884.170.8
 Primary97.189.487.091.377.3
 Secondary and higher98.490.789.795.384.9
Wealth status
 Poorest98.085.888.292.577.6
 Poor97.088.787.891.380.0
 Middle97.886.583.486.574.0
 Richer98.693.389.094.784.6
 Richest96.389.989.990.881.7
Ecological region
 Mountain98.980.585.194.372.4
 Hill98.892.593.296.086.5
 Terai96.586.482.986.674.2
Place of residence
 Urban97.889.187.091.179.3
 Rural97.588.088.091.279.0
Provinces
 Province 197.285.185.896.579.4
 Province 296.082.577.880.865.7
 Province 398.192.592.595.386.0
 Province 410096.794.397.691.9
 Province 598.396.190.487.079.7
 Province 697.986.184.794.477.1
 Province 797.089.691.894.083.6
Money needed to visit a healthcare facility
 Not a big problem98.691.193.596.286.8
 Big problem97.086.983.387.874.0
Distance to health facility
 Not a big problem98.292.091.394.984.6
 Big problem97.386.595.186.075.9
  • BCG, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin; DPT, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis.