Indicator full name: Proportion (%) of births attended by skilled health personnel
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1990—2014
Last updated: 31 January 2018
- San Marino
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E080130.T
The proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel is the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the post-partum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.
Skilled health personnel (doctors, nurses or midwives) include only those who are properly trained and who have appropriate equipment and drugs. Traditional birth attendants, even if they have received a short training course, are not to be included.
Source: UN Millennium Development Goal Indicators database (originally the data compiled by WHO and UNICEF from Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys and national sources).
For some eastern countries this indicator was estimated using routine statistics on home deliveries, assuming that these cases were not attended by skilled health personnel.