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Guide to national and local reproductive health indicators.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12293132     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
This supplement to The Family Planning Manager explains the meaning and importance to reproductive health of commonly used national- and local-level evaluation indicators. The first section of the publication contains a table of sample reproductive health indicators for national- and local-level use in the reproductive health areas of family planning (FP), maternal health, infant health, infant nutrition, adolescent health, and reproductive tract infection (RTI), sexually transmitted disease (STD), and HIV infection services. A description is provided of the context for the use of each of the indicators. Information is also provided on how the data generated by the local-level indicators can be used to assess and improve program performance. The second section of the publication explains how each major national-level indicator is calculated (contraceptive prevalence rate; age-specific fertility rates; total fertility rate; percentage approving of FP; percentage desiring a child within 2 years; percentage of unmet need for FP; maternal mortality ratio; maternal morbidity ratios by cause; percentage of women attended prenatally at least once by trained personnel; percentage of infants fully immunized with diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus vaccine; infant mortality rate; percentage of low birth weight infants; median length of birth intervals; percentage of infants severely underweight; percentage of adolescents who have begun childbearing; female secondary or primary school enrollment percentage; STD prevalence rates; HIV/AIDS prevalence rate; non-sexually transmitted RTI prevalence rates) and explains that local-level indicators can be calculated in the same way with the substitution of local-level population figures.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Family planning manager     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1060-9172     ISO Abbreviation:  Fam Plan Manag     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-01     Completed Date:  1998-04-01     Revised Date:  2012-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303803     Medline TA:  Fam Plan Manag     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-12     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Delivery of Health Care*
Evaluation Studies as Topic*
Family Planning Services*
HIV Infections*
Health Services Research
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Manuals as Topic*
Maternal Welfare*
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Organization and Administration
Population Characteristics
Program Evaluation
Quality of Health Care*
Reproductive Medicine*
Sexually Transmitted Diseases*
Virus Diseases

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