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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-3  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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Vitamin A Supplementation Coverage and Associated Factors of Children Aged (6-59) Months in Humbo Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: Community Based Cross-Sectional Study
Eyasu Gambura1*, Kassahun Tafesse1 and Matusala Eyana2
1School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences and Medicine, Wolaita Sodo University, Sodo, Ethiopia.
2Humbo Town Administration Health Office, Wolaita Zone, Humbo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient which is needed in a small amount for human being. It is particularly important for normal functioning of the visual system, of epithelial cells, immune function and reproduction. Infants and children require more vitamin A to grow faster and enable them to prevent infections. Objective is to asses Vitamin A supplementation coverage and associated factors among children of aged (6-59) months in Humbo town administration, Southern Ethiopia.Community-based cross-sectional study was conducted to assess vitamin A supplementation coverage and associated factors among children aged 6-59 months in Humbo town administration, Southern Ethiopia. After data collection, it was checked for completeness and consistency before data entry. Data were coded and entered by using SPSS version 20 for further analysis. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression models were used to assess the association between the independent variable with vitamin A supplementation coverage. Result: A total of from523 about 511 participants were included with a response rate of 97.7 %. This study shows that maternal education has statically significant variable with vitamin A supplementation coverage AOR= [3.57(1.3-9.84)]. This study also revealed that paternal education has statically significant variable with vitamin A supplementation coverage AOR=[3.6(1.3-10)], [3.72(1.5-9.3)], [3.87(1.5-10)] when comparing educational status of odds of primary completed, secondary completed and more than secondary educated with illiterate . This study as shown that measles vaccination has statically significant with vitamin A supplementation coverage AOR= [3.7(1.9-7.2)]. Conclusion: Based on this study, we conclude that vitamin A supplementation coverage is still low when compared with regional coverage; this study confirms that level of maternal, paternal education and measles vaccination were significantly associated factors.

Keywords: Vitamin A supplementation coverage, 6-59 months children, Humbo town, SNNPR, Ethiopia.
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Eyasu Gambura, Kassahun Tafesse and Matusala Eyana. 2020. Vitamin A Supplementation Coverage and Associated Factors of Children Aged (6-59) Months in Humbo Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: Community Based Cross-Sectional Study.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(3): 15-25
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.803.003