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Table 5 Coverage and timeliness of hepatitis B immunization in children from each health division

From: Hepatitis B serologic survey and review of immunization records of children, adolescents and adults in Fiji, 2008–2009

Category No. of children with the feature in each category/total no. of children (%)
  Central Western Northern Total
Coverage in terms of number of dose (s) received during hepatitis B immunization (total n = 439)
Three doses or more 191/194 (98.5) 173/173 (100.0) 72/72 (100.0) 436/439 (99.3)
Only two doses 3/194 (1.5) 0/173 (0.0) 0/72 (0.0) 3/439 (0.7)
Only one dose 0/194 (0.0) 0/173 (0.0) 0/72 (0.0) 0/439 (0.0)
Timeliness of birth dose (total n = 439)
Within 2 days 170/194 (87.6) 156/173 (90.2) 53/72 (73.6) 379/439 (86.3)
Day 3 – 10 16/194 (8.2) 8/173 (4.6) 17/72 (23.6) 41/439 (9.3)
Day 10 – 30 5/194 (2.6) 5/173 (2.9) 1/72 (1.4) 11/439 (2.5)
Never immunized 3/194 (1.5) 4/173 (2.3) 1/72 (1.4) 8/439 (1.8)
Timeliness of completion of 3 doses of HBV in children < 2 years
(total n = 176)     
On – schedule 46/62 (74.2) 50/79 (63.3) 7/35 (20.0) 103/176 (58.5)
Delayed 16/62 (25.8) 29/79 (36.7) 28/35 (80.0) 73/176 (41.5)