Abstract of the 2011 Survey on Family Health

National Statistics Office, Manila
I. Abstract Chairperson Carmelita Ericta of the National Statistics Office (NSO) spearheaded the 2011 Survey on Family Health of the Philippines. According to Chairperson Ericta, the Philippine government focuses on overall health status of Filipinos. Up to date data on maternal and child health , family planning and other health related concerns are important tools for an objective assessment of programs and projects being implemented nationwide. These information are useful for formulating health programs and policies. Thus, this 2011 Family Health Survey , as a tool, was conducted among Filipino families to address the health care scenario both in the rural and urban areas of the country as well as to successfully implement the Aquino Health Agenda (AHA) and its requirements to bring about the effective and efficient delivery of health care as an essential services for Filipinos.2011 FHS, NSO.

survey result would likewise determine or reveal the following:

1. Fertility rate among rural and urban women; 2. Family Planning practices among educated and less educated women ; 3. Maternal and child health and the health services available to them.

The smallest number of respondent was aged 45-49 (10.2%). and key health indicators in the country for the use of the government in assessing the progress of its programs on population and health. Among the specific objectives are the following : 1.II. (20. 49. The data was gathered from three (3) regions.1%). family planning practice.8% were living in union but not legally married.(15-19) years old. Ilokano. Survey forms were distributed nationwide with the questionnaires translated into 6 major dialects namely: Bicol. . 3 stage cluster sampling design was employed. To determine the current level of unmet need for family planning. To measure the percentage of births where mothers and their children are subject to elevated risks of morbidity and mortality. Objectives of the Study: This survey was designed to provide up-to-date information on fertility. Luzon. selected maternal and child health. Respondents from Luzon comprises a big chunk of the interviewees (58.1%) percentage of the total respondents while Metro Manila got the highest from the youngest age group. To determine the frequency and timing of the ante-natal care visits and the services provided during such visits. Cagayan. III.7% of the women were currently legally married and another 11. Research Design and Methodology: The 2011 FHS used the sample survey to gather data representative of the country and its administrative regions. Visayas and Mindanao where a stratified. Hiligaynon. 2. Tagalog and Waray. 3. Cebuano .

Fertility is considerably higher in rural areas (3. Age Specific Fertility Rate (ASFR) and general Fertility Rates (GFR) of the Philippines by urbanrural residences.Respondents who were single or never married comprised just over 34.6 3. On the average.1).7 per woman per children). (Table 2. Survey Results The first part of the survey revealed the Total Fertility Rate (TFR). a pattern that is evident at every age group. if fertility were to remain constant at the rates recorded during the survey. IV.1 children in her lifetime.6 per woman) than in the urban areas (2. Philippines: 2011 The Family Planning Program of the government seeks to reduce mistimed pregnancies. those widowed was just below 2% of women interviewed.4% . unwanted pregnancies and high risk births by assisting couples with the . 3.7 Total Urban Rural Figure 1. Total Fertility Rate. by Urban-Rural Residence. Divorce or separated women constituted 2.1 2. Filipino women would bear an average of 3.6% of the total.

9 25.9 percent in 2006 and 36.2 36. Philippines: 1995-2011 The last part of the survey presents findings on important areas in maternal and child health. from 14. childhood mortality continues to decline in the Philippines.000 live births and the under 5 mortality rate is 30 deaths per 1.9%) is lower than that recorded in the 2006 (50.9 percent in 2011).8 percent age points. childhood vaccination and common childhood illnesses and their treatment.9 12. The success of which is provided by the level of the current use of contraceptive methods. postnatal and delivery care. .0 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2011 Total Modern Traditional Figure 2. About 7 Million 15-49 had at least one surviving child below age 5.7 48. Trend on Contraceptive Use among Currently married women 15-49 years. The prevalence rate of modern methods was roughly constant (35.8 percent in 2006 to 12. 50.1 showed the prevalence rate for traditional methods which decreased by 2. This is lower than the rates of 25 and 34 reported in 2008 respectively. namely: antenatal.means to control their fertility.1 shows the Per Cent distribution of women of reproductive age with youngest surviving children 0-59 months of age by age group. Table 4.6%).0 percent in 2011.000 live births. The infant mortality rate for the 5 years before the survey is 22 births per 1. Table 3. Meanwhile.5 25. The contraceptive prevalence rate from 2011 FHS (48.

thru the Department of Health has implemented a variety of programs and services aimed at improving child and maternal health through a strategy involving provision of health services to women during pregnancy and child birth while promoting family planning services at the same time.XV.Sec.64 48 38 40 35 29 24 25 32 34 22 30 Infant mortality rate 1993 NDS 1998 NDHS 2003 NDHS Under-five mortality rate 2006 FPS 2008 NDHS 2011 FHS Figure3.no.3. The results of the 2011 survey on Family Health would aid the government’s policy makers as to how to address the problem on the delivery of health services to the rural folks and poor families.000 live births. It is in this context that the government.4). Number of deaths of children under five per 1. . Conclusion and Recommendations: The 1987 Constitution provides the right of families or family association to participate in the planning and implementation of policies and programs that affect them(Art. The devolution of the public health and Local Government authorities brought new challenges to those local governments taking into consideration the resources and the leadership needed to implement and monitor these programs. 2011 V.

Bibliography : 1993 National Demographic Survey 1998 National Demographic Health Survey 2003 National Demographic Health Survey 2006 Family Planning Survey 2011 Family Health Survey .VI.

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