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Annex 1_Interpretation Table_State of Devt

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Interpretation Table: LGU State of Development
Revised 2008 LGPMS indicators
A. Social Development
What is measured
and managed:

Benchmark Indicators
(based on MTPDP
2010 Targets)

Indicator Significance &
Core Concerns
Development Index
State or Status for
High Development
State or Status for
Low Development
State of Health and
% of children below
normal weights

This indicator provides insight into
the degree and severity children
nutrition. A Lower rate signifies
healthy children while a higher rate
shows prevalence of malnutrition in
the locality.

A high index in health
and nutrition index
means a healthy
population or healthy
citizens. A high index
also translate into a
good well-being of the

A low index indicates a
state of poor health
condition among the
local population
Morbidity rate

Morbidity rate refer either to the
incidence rate or to the prevalence
rate of a disease in the locality. A
lower rate signifies less incidence
or prevalence of diseases in the
LGU. A higher rate shows
occurrence of diseases, and thus of
poor health condition of the

Crude death rate
The crude death rate is the total
number of deaths per 1000 people.
Maternal mortality rateMaternal death, computed based

on the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, is defined as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days

of termination of pregnancy from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.

A lower rate indicates a healthy

delivery. Reducing the maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015 is

part of the
Millennium Development Goals
(MDG) targets
Infant mortality rate

Infant mortality rate measure the
number of deaths of children less
than 1 year old per thousand live
births. A lower rate translates into a
good infant survival rate or healthy

Under 5 mortality rate
Child mortality rate measure the

number of deaths of children less than 5 year old per thousand live births. The lower the rate means better children survival rate

State of Education
Participation Rate

Higher rates represents better access
to basic education of population
from ages 6-15 years old

A high index means an excellent public access to basic education and a generally literate and educated populace.

A low index means a
low access to and
denial of education
services to the LGU

Completion Rate
Secondary Completion

Tertiary or Technical
Education Completion

Higher rates represents a higher
degree of educational qualification
of citizens and better quality of

human capital, a vital criteria in
getting decent employment
Basic or Simple
Literacy Rate

UNESCO defines literacy as the
ability to identify, understand,
interpret, create, communicate,
compute and use printed and
written materials associated with
varying contexts.

The higher the literacy rate could
translate into active and
participative communities

State of Housing and
Basic Utilities
% of non-owner

This indicator represents the degree
of demand for formal housing
services in the locality. A higher
percentage means the non-
availability of access to housing

A higher index means
that citizens are living
in decent housing
serviced with basic

A low index means a
high degree of poverty
in LGU expressed in
the risk of rising
informal settlements
and related housing

problems including the

absence of basic
utilities to support
quality living standards

% of squatters or
informal dwellers

This indicator represents the degree
of risk the population are exposed
to danger especially from natural
and man made calamities and
security. A higher percentage
represents a greater risk of social
security and environmental

% of households with
makeshift houses

This indicator represents both
degree of poverty and the amount
of risk the population are exposed
to calamities. The higher
percentage indicates the extent of
danger to population from
calamities and poverty

% of households with
Access to potable water represents

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