Family and Health

Despite declining rates, fertility level in the Philippines remains among highest in Southeast and Central Asia

Results from the 1998 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) confirm that while national fertility rates are declining, at an average of 3.7 children per woman, they are still considerably higher than the rates prevailing in neighboring countries. Women in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and India have fewer than 3.5 children during their reproductive life. NDHS results reveal that there may be several reasons why fertility rates in the Philippines have not fallen more rapidly.

Contraceptive use in the Philippines (Results from the 1997 Family Planning Survey)

The 1997 Family Planning Survey (FPS) is a nationwide survey aimed at collecting information on contraceptive use in the Philippines in 1997. It is the third in a series of annual family planning surveys to be conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) from 1995 to 2000 with funding assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This survey was conducted nine months after the July 1996 survey.

Maternal and Child Health Survey

  Presents up-to-date data on prenatal and postpartum care, protection at birth against neonatal tetanus, breastfeeding, and immunization.

It offers facts that are useful in influencing policy makers and program managers on the support needed to effectively implement the health programs of the government.

It involved interviewing all female members aged 15 to 49 years in the sample households in the Labor Force Survey (LFS), who have surviving children below three years of age.

Document type: Book  
Frequency: Every year except when National Demographic
and Health Survey is conducted
No. of Pages
Latest edition: 2002 Final Report 94
  2001 Final Report 75
  2000 Final Report 55
  1997, 1999-2002 Final Report  
     Available in CD-PUF (Public Use File)



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