• Proportion (%) of births attended by skilled health personnel (Line chart)
  • Proportion (%) of births attended by skilled health personnel (Bar chart)
  • Proportion (%) of births attended by skilled health personnel (Map)
  • Proportion (%) of births attended by skilled health personnel (Boxplot chart)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 611
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 23251

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Proportion (%) of births attended by skilled health personnel
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.

Country notes
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