Eye Opening Philippino Statistics

PHILIPPINE’S QUICK STATSIndicator 1993 1998 2003 2008
Percentage of women with no education 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.2
Percentage of women with access to newspaper, television and radio 58.2 48.5 36.8 23.5
Total fertility rate (children per women) 3.7 3.5 3.3
Percentage of teenagers who have begun childbearing 7.2 8.0 9.9
Percentage of married women currently using any method of family planning 40.0 47.8 48.9 50.7
Percentage of married women currently using any modern method of family planning 24.9 28.2 33.4 34.0
Median age at first marriage for women age 25-49 (years) 21.6 22.1 22.0 22.2
Median age at first sex for women age 25-49 (years) 21.8 22.1 21.9 21.5
Percentage of married women who want no more children 62.8 61.9 61.2 62.7
Percentage of married women with an unmet need for family planning 25.9 18.8 17.3 22.3
Mean ideal number of children 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.8
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 35.1 28.7 24.9
Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 48.4 39.9 33.5
Percentage of live births receiving antenatal care from a trained health professional 83.1 85.7 87.6 91.1
Percentage of live births delivered at a health facility 28.3 34.2 37.9 44.2
Percentage of live births receiving assistance at delivery from a trained health professional 52.8 56.4 59.8 98.6
Percentage of children fully immunized 71.5 72.8 69.8 79.5
Percentage of children with acute respiratory infection or fever taken to a health facility 51.3 57.9 54.8 49.8
Percentage of children with diarrhea who received either ORS or RHS 49.5 44.7 57.6 58.6
Median exclusive breastfeeding duration (months) 1.0 2.1 2.6 2.6
This information is sourced from Measure DHS
“Quality Information to plan monitor and improve population Health and Nutrition Programmes”
Certainly some very interesting facts worth considering and examining as we implement and evaluate BBB.
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