a1 Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of North Texas, Denton
a2 Department of Family and Community Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
This paper develops a conceptual framework for examining the process of immunisation and explores the sociodemographic determinants of vaccination in Zambia. About 300 mothers with children under 3 years of age were interviewed in urban Lusaka. The analyses suggest that sociostructural, as well as cultural, processes influence the attrition process and immunisation programmes should focus on the uniqueness of each stage. In addition, programmes to improve women's education and to reduce male gender preferences are needed.
(Received March 18 1991)