Children's health in the Gaza Strip indicators, January 2012

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2000

2010

Change since 2000

Palestine

Gaza Strip

West Bank

Palestine

Gaza Strip

West Bank

Total Fertility Rate

5.93

6.8

4.6

4.2

4.9

3.8

Positive

Maternal Mortality per 100,000 live births (statistics are unreliable)

42 (1998 study cited by MoH)

29 (MoH and UNFPA, 2011, unpublished)

Positive

Infant Mortality Rate

25.5

27.3

24.4

20.6

23.0

18.8

Positive

Under-5 Child Mortality

28.7

31.2

27.2

25.1

29.2

22.1

Positive

Anaemia in children 6- 59 months

38.0% (2002)

41.6%

35.5%

19.4%

25.6%

13.4%

Positive

Exclusive breastfeeding 0-5 months

16.7%

14.5

17.9

26.5%

25.3

27.4

Positive

Under-5 Stunting (low height for age)

7.5%

7.9

7

10.6%

9.9%

11.3%

Negative

Under-5 Wasting (low weight for height)

1.4%

1.7

1.5

3.3%

3.8%

2.8%

Negative

Under-5 Underweight

2.5%

3.2

2.6

3.7%

2.5%

3.8%

Negative

Median age in years

17.2

19.4

Vacancy notices

There are currently no vacancies available.

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