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There was also an increase in the percentage of mothers who received skilled medical care during childbirth. Infant Mortality Rate deaths under age 1 per 1, births. Underweight, acute and chronic malnutrition bolkvia and confidence intervals per department of Bolivian Chaco Region.
Rapid assessment of nutrition and food security in Chaco municipalities affected by droughts. The current population for each community was calculated applying the district population provision of INE National Statistics Institute based on the national census.
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She has previously worked in Sierra Leone, Niger and Argentina. Height, weight, mid-upper arm circumference MUAC measurements and bilateral oedema check-up, ednsa well as the blood test, were done for each selected child following standardised protocols.
Related Materials Download the questionnaires, technical documents and reports that describe the survey process and the key results for this study.
Although only 1 to 3 blood drops are needed for the reaction analysis, one common belief and reason for resistance to the test was the suspicion that blood may be sold.
In Bolivia, Slow Fertility Decline and Some Improvements in Health Indicators
Some 26 percent of couples used a traditional method, primarily periodic abstinence, which has a high failure rate as commonly practiced. The DHS indicates that Bolivian women are becoming pregnant before they intended to because they are not using an effective method of family planning. Microcuvettes do not need refrigeration and as the Hb analysis is implemented right after the blood sample is taken, there is no special requirement for transport or storage.
This is highly appreciated. Brigitt Olagivel is a Bolivian nutritionist. A Guide for Programme Managers. Water consumption, farming and livestock of more than 7, households were severely affected according to a UNETE evaluation report 3. High Unmet Need for Family Planning Helping women avoid unwanted pregnancies is another way to improve maternal health, especially if the pregnancy occurs within two years of a previous pregnancy, when a woman is under 18 or older than 34, or if a woman already had at least three births.
Also, Mennonite communities have significantly different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to the wider rural population in the Chaco, hence were not included even if they were set in rural areas. SMART surveys measure acute malnutrition of the whole population via estimates of: Due to a number of political and administrative factors and in order to allow comparison, a total of three SMART surveys, one per department, were implemented.
In this case, and largely to allow comparisons, anaemia classification was based on the same cutoff points used for children between months old in the previous Demographic and Health National Survey in Bolivia. Even though rates increased, nearly one-half of the children with diarrhea were treated at a health facility inan improvement overwhen just over one-third of children were treated.
The authors would like to acknowledge the political and health authorities from regional to community level.
Between 52 and 58 localities were sampled in each department.
Some Health Indicators Improve Inan estimated 50 of every 1, infants in Bolivia endsx before reaching their first birthday, just slightly lower than in MUAC cut-off points were established boliviw mm for severe acute malnutrition and mm for moderate acute malnutrition. The optional food security component provides the context for nutrition and mortality data analysis. The inclusion of haemoglobin Hb analysis to determine anaemia status in SMART surveys gives a more complete nutritional status assessment, particularly with regard to potential constraints for adequate child growth and development due to iron deficiency.
Bolivia Total Population millions Even more striking is the heavy reliance on traditional family planning methods.
Food security assessments, which are used to understand and interpret nutritional and mortality survey data. If you have any eendsa regarding this article, please contact: This article describes the survey undertaken with a particular focus on the anaemia assessment component.
Anaemia analysis is easily integrated into SMART surveys without an excessive increase of budget or resources required. Description El cuestionario individual de hombres fue aplicado de manera completa a 6, hombres y comprende los siguientes temas: It also provides step-by-step instructions for analysing survey data using Emergency Nutrition Assessment ENA software and procedures for food security assessments.