Utilization of Immunization Services against Infant Killer Disease among Women of Childbearing Age in Kano State

By Muhammed Yusuf, Prof M. A. Suleiman, Prof V. Dashe & A. Dahiru


The purpose of this study was to assess the utilization of Immunization Services  against infant killer diseases among women of childbearing age in Kano State  Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive survey design. The population of the study  was 1,367,916 women of childbearing age. The study was guided by one research  question and one null hypothesis. Multi-stage sampling technique was used in  selecting 420 women of childbearing age as the sample. A researchers-developed  questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on assessment of knowledge, acceptability and  utilization of immunization services against infant killer diseases” was used in data  collection from the sample in the selected hospitals in the three (3) senatorial zones  of Kano state. Descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentage, mean and  standard deviation, and inferential statistics of one-sample t-test was used to analyze  the gathered data at alpha level of 0.05. The findings of the study revealed that  women of childbearing age have significant utilization of immunization services  against infant killer diseases. In conclusion, women of childbearing age in Kano  state, Nigeria utilize immunization services to guard against infant killer diseases. It  was therefore recommended that utilization of immunization services against infant  killer diseases should be sustained in Kano State.

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