Glossary of Terms

Prevalence rates associated with tuberculosis

The number of cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 population. Notes: Also known as tuberculosis morbidity rate A tuberculosis case is defined as a patient in whom tuberculosis has been bacteriologically confirmed or diagnosed by a clinician.

Reference: UN DOH-FHSIS

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


Proportion of anemic children 6-59 months old given iron supplementation

The number of anemic children 6- 59 months old given iron supplementation as a percentage of all anemic children 6-59 months old.

Notes: Dosage is 1 tsp. once a day for 3 months or 30 mg. once a week for 6 months with supervised administration.

Reference: DOH - FHSIS

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel

The number of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel as a percentage of all livebirths.

Reference: UN DOH-FHSIS

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


Proportion of fully immunized children

The number of fully immunized children as a percentage of all oneyear- old children in the population.

Reference: DOH-FHSIS

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


Proportion of households with per capita energy intake less than 100% adequacy

The number of households with per capita energy intake less than 100% adequacy in a given time period expressed as a percentage of all households in the same time period

Notes: This is one of the MDG indicators currently being monitored in the Philippines. It is an additional indicator for target 1.c in the official UNSD list of MDG indicators. Household food consumption based on actual food weighing for one day is part of the dietary survey component of the NNS and provides data on the average per capita food consumption and nutrient intake of the sample households. Thus, NNS is the officially recommended source of data for this indicator. A study conducted in 2008 (David et al., 2008) used the results of the Food Consumption Survey and the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) in the analysis of food consumption and corresponding energy intake. It must be noted, however, that the FIES is primarily designed to obtain official statistics on income and expenditure.

Reference:

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 7 - Series of 2012 approved: 6/1/2012


Proportion of infants 2-6 months old with low birth weight given iron supplementation

The number of low birth weight infants 2-6 months old given iron supplementation as a percentage of all low birth weight infants 2-6 months old.

Notes: Dosage is 0.3 ml once a day to start at 2 months of age until 6 months when complementary foods are given. Preparation is 15 mg. elemental iron/0.6 ml.

Reference: DOH - FHSIS

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


Proportion of infants under 6 months old who are exclusively breastfed

The number of infants under 6 months old who are fed exclusively with breast milk as a proportion of all infants under 6 months old.

Reference: WHO, 2011

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 7 - Series of 2012 approved: 6/1/2012


Proportion of the population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS

The number of individuals aged 15–24 years who: (1) correctly identify the two major ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV (i.e., using condoms and limiting sex to one faithful, uninfected partner); (2) reject the two most common local misconceptions about HIV transmission; and (3) know that a healthy-looking person can transmit HIV, as a percentage of the population aged 15–24 years.

Notes: Based on the latest survey results (2008 NDHS), the two most common misconceptions about HIV transmission in the Philippines are: 1. HIV can be transmitted by hugging and shaking hands; and 2. HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites.

Reference: UN

Board Resolution:  Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


Proportion of the population with mean one-day energy intake less than 100% adequacy

The number of individuals aged 6 months and above with per capita energy intake less than 100% adequacy in a given time period expressed as a percentage of the total number of individuals aged 6 months and above in the same time period

Notes: This is an additional MDG indicator recommended by the IACHNS to be generated by FNRI for consistency with the prescribed indicator under the UN MDG. In addition to household food consumption based on actual food weighing, individual food consumption based on a two-day non-consecutive 24-hour food recall is part of the dietary survey component of the NNS and provides data on individual nutrient intakes across population groups. Thus, NNS is the officially recommended source of data for this indicator. A study conducted in 2008 (David et al., 2008) used the results of the Food Consumption Survey and the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) in the analysis of food consumption and corresponding energy intake. It must be noted, however, that the FIES is primarily designed to obtain official statistics on income and expenditure

Reference:

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 7 - Series of 2012 approved: 6/1/2012


Proportion of tuberculosis cases cured under DOTS

The number of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases who were cured or who completed a full course of DOTS as a percentage of all new smearpositive tuberculosis cases.

Notes: Also known as tuberculosis cure rate

Reference: UN DOH

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 19 - Series of 2009 approved: 11/11/2009


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