Key demographic indicators

13.5 PER 1,000 LIVE BIRTHS

Under-five mortality rate



Disparities by household wealth

Oral rehydration:
Children under five with receiving ORS (%)

Secondary education:
Net attendance ratio in secondary education (%)

Birth registration:
Children under age 5 whose births are registered (%)


Percentage of pregnant women living with HIV receiving most effective ARVs for PMTCT (%)
Estimated number of new HIV infections among children 0-14 years
HIV positive children (aged 0-14) receiving antiretroviral therapy (%)
Estimated number of new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15-19


Since its inception in 1995, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, known as MICS, has become the largest source of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on women and children worldwide. In countries as diverse as Costa Rica, Mali and Qatar, trained fieldwork teams conduct face-to-face interviews with household members on a variety of topics – focusing mainly on those issues that directly affect the lives of children and women.