Family Health Survey

October 2, 2012

The total fertility rate (TFR) of women in urban areas averages at 2.7 children per woman (Table 1). The figure was lower than the average of 3.6 children per woman for those in rural areas. TFR is interpreted as the number of births a woman... Read more about Urban Women Bear Less Children in Their Lifetime Than Rural Women (Results from the 2011 Family Health Survey )

September 19, 2012

An estimated 30 children for every 1,000 live births in the Philippines will likely die before reaching age five. The said estimated under-five mortality rate (U-5MR) or the probability of a child born on a specified year and dying before... Read more about Death among Children Under Five Years of Age Continues to Decline (Results from the 2011 Family Health Survey)

June 18, 2012

Use of family planning (FP) method is lower among women in poor households than those in non-poor households (43.1 percent versus 51.3 percent), according to the results of the 2011 Family Health Survey (FHS). The difference is mainly due to the... Read more about Women in Poor Households Are Less Likely To Practice Family Planning (Results from the 2011 Family Health Survey)

May 25, 2012

The 2011 Family Health Survey (FHS) results reveal that unmet need for family planning (FP) among married women in the Philippines remains high at 19.3 percent, 10.5 percent for birth spacing and 8.8 percent for limiting births. In the 2006... Read more about Unmet Need for Family Planning Remains High (Results from the 2011 Family Health Survey)