Health and nutrition of children

Modified on 2013/05/16 15:10 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Health

From gender issues to gender statistics on health and nutrition of children: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Does the gap between male and female child mortality suggest that non-biological factors may disadvantage girls? Number of deaths under age 1 by sex; number of deaths under age 5 by sex; number of live births by sex.



Children ever born and children surviving by sex of child and age of mother
Civil registration system
Population registers
Household surveys such as DHS (Demographic and Health Survey)
Population censuses

Household surveys such as MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey)
Population censuses
Do girls receive the same health care as boys? Number of children aged 12-23 months by sex and type of vaccines received
Children under 5 with diarrhoea in previous two weeks by sex and type of treatment received
Children under 5 with fever in previous two weeks by sex and type of treatment received
Children under 5 with cough or breathing difficulty in previous two weeks by sex and type of treatment received

Household expenditure on health for each child by sex and age of child
Household surveys such as DHS and MICS











Household income and expenditure surveys, budget surveys, living standard measurement surveys
Are there sex differences in nutritional status of children under age 5? How do they vary by age? Distribution of children under 5 by sex, age, weight and height Household surveys such as DHS and MICS