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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Life expectancy at birth
Maternal mortality ratio
Stillbirth rate
Neonatal mortality rate
Infant mortality rate
Under 5 mortality rate
Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits
Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits
Births attended by skilled health personnel
Postpartum care coverage for mothers
Postnatal care coverage for newborns
Exclusive breastfeeding for infants under 6 months
Coverage of first dose of measles vaccination
Stunting - short height for age under age 5
Wasting – low weight for height under age 5
Overweight - heavy for height under 5
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Child marriage before age 15
Child marriage before age 18
Female genital mutilation
Sexual violence by age 18 - female
Sexual violence by age 18 - male
Very early child bearing under age 16
Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19
Contraceptive prevalance rate, modern methods, all women
Demand satisfied for modern contraception
Communicable Diseases
New HIV infections
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Condom use
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Current tobacco use among females aged 15 and over
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Percentage of national health budget allocated for reproductive health
Health systems and policies
Density of health workers - physicians
Density of health workers - nurses and midwives
Density of health workers - pharmaceutical staff
Qualified obstetricians
Birth registration
At least basic drinking water
At least basic sanitation services
Open defecation
Implementation of AMRH Initiative

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Full Name:Estimated stillbirth rate per 1,000 total births in 2015
Full Unit: per 1,000 total births
Year-range of Data:2015
Source:WHO Global Health Observatory data repository
Link to Source:http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.gswcah
Date Source Published:21st March 2017
Date Source Accessed:30th January 2018
Target Source: WHO Every Newborn Action Plan
Link to Target: http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/newborns/every-newborn/en/

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The target is taken from the target source as shown in the table on the left. This is the internationally agreed target for this indicator and country. Most targets are the same for all countries, but some may have different values for each country. Some indicators have no internationally agreed targets.

The threshold is taken from the same source where available. The threshold is an easier value than the target but shows good progress in achieving the target. For more details, go to ‘Find out more about indicator and sources’ via the Indicators page.

Stillbirth rate

What does it mean ?

Stillbirth rate is the number of stillbirths per 1,000 total births, which includes live births and stillbirths. A live birth refers to any baby that is born that shows signs of life outside of the womb. Stillbirths can occur before childbirth (antepartum), or during labour or childbirth (intrapartum). Stillbirths, in many cases, reflect inadequacies in antenatal care coverage or in intrapartum care. For international comparison purposes, stillbirths are defined as third trimester foetal deaths (more than or equal to 1000g, or more than or equal to 28 weeks).

Why does it matter ?

The majority of stillbirths are preventable, evidenced by the regional variation across the world. The rates correlate with access to maternal healthcare. The every newborn action plan (ENAP) to end preventable deaths has a set stillbirth target of 12 per 1000 births or less by 2030. This indicator is part of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030) under Survive: End preventable deaths.

How is it collected ?

The preferred sources for data are civil registration and vital statistics systems, and population-based surveys. Other possible data sources are administrative reporting systems, health facility assessments and special studies.

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The majority of stillbirths are preventable, evidenced by the regional variation across the world. The rates correlate with access to maternal healthcare.

The every newborn action plan (ENAP) to end preventable deaths has a set stillbirth target of 12 per 1000 births or less by 2030.

The global annual rate of reduction needs to more than double the present annual rate of reduction (ARR) of 2% to accomplish this target for reduction in stillbirth.

Read more on the WHO website:

http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/epidemiology/stillbirth/en/

More information on calculations

For civil registration, the data are measured by the number of stillbirths divided by the number of total births. Data from surveys are determined by the number of pregnancy losses during or after the seventh month of pregnancy for the five years preceding the interview, divided by the sum of live births and late pregnancy losses in the same time period. For administrative reporting systems/registries, the data are measured by the number of stillbirths divided by the number of total births. Data from health facilities are calculated by the number of stillbirths divided by the number of total births documented in the facility.

For more information, visit: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.gswcah

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