Demographic Health Survey 2016 - 18 Key Indicators Report

KEY INDICATORS REPORT (Summary)

Findings

  • Women have an average of 4.2 children.
  • The contraceptive prevalence rate of any contraceptive method among married women is 37%.
  • Infant mortality rate is 33 deaths per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality rate is 49 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • 55% of births are delivered in a health facility.
  • 35% of children have received all basic vaccinations.
  • 62% of children 0-5 months are exclusively breastfed.
  • 69% of households have at least one ITN.
  • 58% of the de facto household population have access to an ITN
  • 52% of children under-5 and 49% of pregnant women slept under an ITN the night before the survey
  • 59% of women age 15-49 have ever experienced physical or sexual violence

Background Characteristics of Respondents

  • 15,198 women and 7333 men age 15-49 were successfully interviewed.
  • A majority of respondents are Christians, with 25% of women and 24% of men are Roman Catholics.
  • Majority of respondents are currently married or living with a partner (66% of women and 54% of men)
  • 87% of women and men live in rural areas.
  • About 41% of men and 39 % of women live in the Highlands Regions. Lowest in Islands Region (about 20%)
  • 27% of women and 34% of men have attained secondary or higher level of education.  23% of women and 13% of men have never attended school.

Fertility

Births per woman for the 3-year period before the survey.

Fertility

Total Ferility Rate, 1996 - 2016 DHS

Births per woman for the 3-year period before the surveys

Total Fertility 1996-2016

Teenage Childbearing by Education

Percent of women age 15-19 who are mothers or pregnant with their first child.

Teenage Childbearing by Education

*Results based on fewer than 25 unweighted cases and has been suppressed

Teenage Childbearing, 1996 - 2016 DHS

Percent of women age 15-19 who are mothers or pregnant with their first child

Teenage Childbearing 1996 - 2016

Fertility Preferences of Married Women

Percent distribution of currently married women age 15-49 by desire for children.

Fertility Preference of Married Women

Current Use of Contraception

Percent of currently married women age 15-49.

Current Use of Contraception

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate, 1996-2016 DHS

Percent of currently married women age 15-49.

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate 1996-2016 DHS

Contraception Use, 1996-2016 DHS

Percent of currently married women age 15-49.

Contraception Use 1996-2016 DHS

Demand for Family Planning

Percent of currently married women age 15-49.

Demand for Family Planning

Childhood Mortality 

Deaths per 1,000 live births for the 5-year period before the survey.

Childhood Mortality

Childhood Mortality, 1996-2016 DHS 

Deaths per 1,000 live births for the 5-year period before the survey.

Childhood Mortality 1996-2016 DHS

Antenatal Care (ANC) 

Percent of women age 15-49 with a live birth in the 5 years before the survey.

Antenatal Care

Delivery Care 

Percent of live births in the five-year period before the survey.

Delivery Care

Childhood Vaccinations

Percent of children age 12-23 months vaccinated.

Childhood Vaccinations

Advise and Treatment of Childhood Illnesses

Among children under 5 with symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI), fever, or diarrhea, percent whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider.

Advise and Treatment of Childhood Illnesses

Breastfeeding Status Under 6 Months

Percent distribution of youngest children under 6 months who  are living with their mother by breastfeeding status.

Breastfeeding Status Under 6 Months

Minimum Acceptable Diet by Age 

Percent of children age 6-23 months fed the minimum acceptable diet by age.

Minimum Acceptable Diet by Age

Ownership of and Access to ITNs

Ownership of and Access to ITNs

*Assuming one ITN covers 2 people

Use of ITNs

Use of ITNs

Knowledge of HIV Prevention Methods

Percent of women and men age 15-49 who know that HIV can be prevented by:

Knowledge of HIV Prevention Methods

Knowledge of HIV Prevention Methods 2

Comprehensive Knowledge of HIV among Youth by Residence

Percent of women and men age 15-24 with comprehensive knowledge* of HIV

Comprehensive Knowledge of HIV among Youth by Residence

*Comprehensive knowledge means knowing that the risk of getting HIV can be reduced by using condoms and limiting sex to one uninfected partner, knowing that a healthy looking person can have HIV, and rejecting the two most common local misconceptions about HIV prevention and transmission.

Experience of violence

Among women age 15-49, percentage who ever experienced:

Experience of violence

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