Immunization Status Of Lame Children In Aligarh District


  • Neelam Kumar
  • A Z Khan


Research Problem:Immunization profile of under five lame children in district Aligarh.

Objectives: i) To assess the prevalence of lameness among polio vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

ii) To assess lameness in relation to their overall immuniza­tion status and source of immunization.

Study Design : Cross - sectional epidemiological study.

Participants: Under five children.

Sample Size:     10,020  under five children drawn from 30

clusters of Aligarh district.

Study Variable: Immunization status of participant chil­dren.

Outcome Variable: Lameness among immunized and unimmunized children.

Statistical Analysis: Tests of proportion.

Result: Among the vaccinated (had at least one dose of OPV) children , prevalence of lameness was 2.0/1,000, while among unvaccinated children, prevalence was 8.8/1,000. This differ­ence was statistically significant (X3= 30, d.f. = 1 P < 0.001). Conclusion and Recommendations: i)Immunization of target children with OPV is an effective preventive measure to lower down the prevalence of lameness in children, ii) Apart from continuing routine immunization, there is need of gear­ing up catch - up and mop - up rounds of polio immunization. iii) The strategy of pulse polio immunization is needed to be executed year after year until poliomyelitis is eradicated. iv) Community based surveillance and sentinel surveillance of poliomyelitis should be expanded to all remote and far flung areas.


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Kumar N, Khan AZ. Immunization Status Of Lame Children In Aligarh District. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 1997 Aug. 31 [cited 2024 Feb. 27];9(2):14-7. Available from:



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