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Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Abdulgader Alsalmi, Ahmad Awadh Alruwaili, Hussain Zailae Alzahrani, Khaled Nasser Alharbi, Fahad Zaidan Alanazi, Mansour Mordhi Arrfedi, Nasser Mohammad Aljarah, Salem Fahad Alshammari.

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Background: Vaccines are important in preventing and reducing the occurrence of many various diseases, so population knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccination is critical to try to enhance their knowledge and correct their attitude toward vaccines.

Objective: The purpose of this research is to assess the knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccination and compare that between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia.

Materials and Methods: The study was made in Riyadh, representing urban areas and Rumah, representing rural areas, during the month of July 2014. An observational cross-sectional study was used. The data were collected by distributing questionnaire forms to the subjects.

Results: The main results indicate that people living in Rumah do not know more than three diseases that are prevented by vaccines whereas people living in Riyadh know three or more diseases that are prevented by vaccines. The major age group was 1830 years. Most of the subjects have at least one child to be vaccinated in both Riyadh and Rumah.

Conclusion: Significant differences of knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccination were found between urban and rural areas. Similar studies should be carried out on a bigger scale.

Key words: Childhood; Vaccination; Urban; Rural


 
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Alsalmi AA, Alruwaili AA, Alzahrani HZ, Alharbi KN, Alanazi FZ, Arrfedi MM, Aljarah NM, Alshammari SF. Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(2): 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017


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Alsalmi AA, Alruwaili AA, Alzahrani HZ, Alharbi KN, Alanazi FZ, Arrfedi MM, Aljarah NM, Alshammari SF. Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=284884 [Access: June 20, 2018]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017


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Alsalmi AA, Alruwaili AA, Alzahrani HZ, Alharbi KN, Alanazi FZ, Arrfedi MM, Aljarah NM, Alshammari SF. Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(2): 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017



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Alsalmi AA, Alruwaili AA, Alzahrani HZ, Alharbi KN, Alanazi FZ, Arrfedi MM, Aljarah NM, Alshammari SF. Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2018), [cited June 20, 2018]; 7(2): 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017



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Alsalmi, A. A., Alruwaili, A. A., Alzahrani, H. Z., Alharbi, K. N., Alanazi, F. Z., Arrfedi, M. M., Aljarah, N. M. & Alshammari, S. F. (2018) Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 7 (2), 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017



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Alsalmi, Ahmed Abdulgader, Ahmad Awadh Alruwaili, Hussain Zailae Alzahrani, Khaled Nasser Alharbi, Fahad Zaidan Alanazi, Mansour Mordhi Arrfedi, Nasser Mohammad Aljarah, and Salem Fahad Alshammari. 2018. Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (2), 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017



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Alsalmi, Ahmed Abdulgader, Ahmad Awadh Alruwaili, Hussain Zailae Alzahrani, Khaled Nasser Alharbi, Fahad Zaidan Alanazi, Mansour Mordhi Arrfedi, Nasser Mohammad Aljarah, and Salem Fahad Alshammari. "Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7 (2018), 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017



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Alsalmi, Ahmed Abdulgader, Ahmad Awadh Alruwaili, Hussain Zailae Alzahrani, Khaled Nasser Alharbi, Fahad Zaidan Alanazi, Mansour Mordhi Arrfedi, Nasser Mohammad Aljarah, and Salem Fahad Alshammari. "Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7.2 (2018), 92-96. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017



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Alsalmi, A. A., Alruwaili, A. A., Alzahrani, H. Z., Alharbi, K. N., Alanazi, F. Z., Arrfedi, M. M., Aljarah, N. M. & Alshammari, S. F. (2018) Knowledge and attitude about childhood vaccinations, a comparison between urban and rural areas in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (2), 92-96. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.1232419122017





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