Health and nutrition of children

Modified on 2015/05/11 15:11 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Health

Table II.26

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? Deaths among the children under the age of 1 by sex, deaths among children under the age of 5 by sex and live births by sex.


Children ever born and children surviving by sex of the child and age of the mother.
Civil registration systems.
Population registers.
Household surveys, such as DHS.
Population censuses.

Household surveys, such as MICS.
Population censuses.
Do girls receive the same health care as boys? Children aged 12 to 23 months by sex and type of vaccines received.
Children under the age of 5 with diarrhoea in the past two weeks by sex and type of treatment received.
Children under the age of 5 with a fever in the past two weeks by sex and type of treatment received.
Children under the age of 5 with a cough or breathing difficulties in the past two weeks by sex and type of treatment received.

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










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