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Facts & Statistics

Women and Children

Women and children are vulnerable populations in Haiti. However, many statistics show that their living conditions are improving!

 

Did you know that?…

 

For WOMEN, there have been steady improvements in key health indicators:

 

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1. The percentage of pregnant women attending the recommended number of antenatal visits has increased from 50% in 2000 to 67% in 2012.

 

2,  The frequency of anemia cases has decreased from 5% in 2000 to 49% in 2012.

 

3. The percentage of married women using contraception has increased from 22% in 2000 to 31% in 2012.

  

For INFANTS AND CHILDREN, there have been steady improvements in key health indicators:

 

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1. Vaccination rates have increased from 53% in 2006 to 62.5% in 2012

 

2. Chronic malnutrition has decreased from 29% in 2006 to 22% in 2012.

 

3. Acute malnutrition has decreased from 10% in 2006 to 5% in 2012.

 

4. The percentage of underweight children has decreased from 18% in 2006 to 11% in 2012.

 

5. Infant mortality rates have decreased from 79 deaths/1,000 live births in 2006 to 59 deaths/1,000 live births in 2012.

 

6. Children mortality rates have decreased from 112 deaths/1,000 live births to 88 deaths/1,000 live births.

 

Read more:

http://blog.usaid.gov/2013/07/demographic-and-health-survey-show-positive-results-in-haiti/)

 

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