Papua New Guinea

Key demographic indicators

42.8

Deaths per 1,000 live births

10,329,931

Persons

Trends in under-five mortality rate in Papua New Guinea

Child health

Careseeking for ARI – percentage of children (under age 5) with acute respiratory infection symptoms whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider

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63

Diarrhoea treatment – percentage of children (under age 5) with diarrhoea who received ORS (packets or pre-packaged fluids)

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30

ITN use by children – percentage of children (under age 5) who slept under an insecticide-treated mosquito net the night prior to the survey

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52

Percentage of households with at least one insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN)

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69

Percentage of surviving infants who received the third dose of DTP-containing vaccine

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36

Percentage of children who received the 2nd dose of measles-containing vaccine, as per administered in the national schedule

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25

Child protection

Percentage of children under age 5 whose births are registered

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13

Percentage of women (aged 20-24 years) married or in union before age 18

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27

Percentage of children (aged 5-17 years) engaged in child labour (economic activities and household chores)

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Not available

Percentage of children (aged 1-14 years) who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers

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Not available

Percentage of women (aged 15-49 years) who consider a husband to be justified in hitting or beating his wife for at least one of the specified reasons

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70

Percentage of men (aged 15-49 years) who consider a husband to be justified in hitting or beating his wife for at least one of the specified reasons

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Not available

Percentage of girls and women (aged 15-49 years) who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM)

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Not available

Child survival

Under-five mortality rate

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43

Under-five deaths

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10,765

Infant mortality rate

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
34

Neonatal mortality rate

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
21

Under-five mortality rate (Female)

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
39

Under-five mortality rate (Male)

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46

Early childhood

Percentage of children aged 36-59 months attending an early childhood education programme

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Not available

Percentage of children (aged 24-59 months) with whom any adult household member has engaged in 4 or more activities to provide early stimulation and responsive care in the last 3 days

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Not available

Percentage of children (aged 24-59 months) whose father has engaged in 4 or more activities to provide early stimulation and responsive care in the last 3 days

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Not available

Percentage of children under age 5 who have 3 or more children’s books

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Not available

Percentage of children under age 5 who play with 2 or more types of playthings

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Not available

Percentage of children under age 5 left alone or under the supervision of another child younger than 10 years of age for more than 1 hour at least once in the last week

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Not available

Education

Adjusted net attendance rate, one year before the official primary entry age

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Not available

Adjusted net attendance rate for children of primary school age

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Not available

Adjusted net attendance rate for adolescents of lower secondary school age

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Not available

Adjusted net attendance rate for youth of upper secondary school age

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Not available

Completion rate for children of primary school age

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Not available

Youth literacy rate for 15-24 years

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Not available

HIV/AIDS

Per cent of pregnant women living with HIV receiving effective ARVs for PMTCT (excludes single-dose nevirapine)

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Not available

Estimated number of new HIV infections (children aged 0-19 years)

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910

Reported number of children (aged 0-14 years) receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART)

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2,000

Per cent of young people (aged 15-24 years) who were tested for HIV in the last 12 months and received the result of the last test (Female)

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Not available

Per cent of young people (aged 15-24 years) who were tested for HIV in the last 12 months and received the result of the last test (Male)

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Not available

Estimated number of new HIV infections (adolescents and young people aged 15-24 years)

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970

Maternal and newborn health

Postnatal care for mothers – percentage of women (aged 15-49 years) who received postnatal care within 2 days of giving birth (Female)

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46

Antenatal care 4+ visits – percentage of women (aged 15-49 years) attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider (Female)

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49

Skilled birth attendant – percentage of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel (Female)

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56

C-section rate – percentage of deliveries by cesarean section

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3

Early childbearing – percentage of women (aged 20-24 years) who gave birth before age 18 (Female)

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14

Maternal mortality ratio (number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) (Female)

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Not available

Postnatal care for newborns – percentage of newborns who have a postnatal contact with a health provider within 2 days of delivery

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45

Nutrition

Early initiation of breastfeeding

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55

Exclusive breastfeeding (0-5 months)

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60

Continued breastfeeding (20-23 months)

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72

Height-for-age <-2 SD (stunting), Modeled Estimates

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51

Vitamin A two-dose coverage

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34

Iodized salt consumption (>0 ppm) among all tested households

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60

Sanitation

Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services

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Not available

Proportion of population using basic sanitation services

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Not available

Proportion of population using at least basic sanitation services

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19

Proportion of population using limited sanitation services

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4
Not available
Not available

Drinking water

Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services

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Not available

Proportion of population using basic drinking water services

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Not available

Proportion of population using at least basic drinking water services

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50

Proportion of population using limited drinking water services

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2

Proportion of population using unimproved drinking water sources

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26

Proportion of population using surface water

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21

MICS

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