Key demographic indicators

12.3 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 (%)

Child Health

Proportion of under-five children with suspected pneumonia taken to health provider (%)
Proportion of children under five years old with diarrhoea receiving oral rehydration salts (%)
Proportion of children under five sleeping under insecticide-treated nets (%)
Proportion of households owning at least one insecticide-treated net (ITN) (%)


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 (%)
Adolescent boys aged 15-19 who were tested for HIV in the last 12 months and received the results (%)
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.