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Measurements and indicators

 Title   Source   Child category   Sub category   Data source   Data availability 
Self-reported health and disability Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity S P, M
Suicide Outcomes / mortality / ICD-10 codes S R, M
Supply of fruit and vegetables for consumption Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / lifestyle factors / food and nutrition S P, M
Infant health: Low birth weight Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity S
Childhood vaccination programmes Health systems and policy Interventions / Prevention / Vaccination / Immunisation S P, E
Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy at birth Demographic and socio-economic (upstream health determinants) Demographic / population S P, E
Existence of national transport policies that promote active transportation, such as walking or cycling to schools. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of adolescents physically active for a minimum of one hour, 5 or more days a week (based on MVPA guidelines for physical activity). Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S P, M
Percentage of adolescents who drink soft drinks (Coke or other sugared soft drinks) every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of adolescents who eat breakfast every school/college/work day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of adolescents who eat fruit every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of adolescents who eat sweets (candy or chocolate) every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of adolescents who eat vegetables every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of adolescents who have access to safe places to play -defined as space, facilities, equipment, or set of activities intended to give adolescents the opportunity to play Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S A, M
Percentage of adolescents who walk or bicycle to school (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S A, M
Percentage of schools offering a minimum of one hour of physical activity daily. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of schools offering extracurricular physical activity opportunities. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of schools offering healthy food options. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of schools offering school meals consistent to dietary guidelines. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of schools with ‘walk-to-school’ safe routes. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of schools with a published physical activity school policy. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of schools with a school food policy. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of young people who use computers ≥ 3 hours a day at weekends (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants /Lifestyle indicators S P, M
Percentage of young people who use computers ≥ 3 hours a day on weekdays (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants /Lifestyle indicators S P, M
Percentage of young people who watch ≥ 4 hours of television a day at weekends (by age, and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants /Lifestyle indicators S P, M
Percentage of young people who watch ≥ 4 hours of television a day on weekdays (by age, and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S P, M
Provision of sports facilities and equipment to schools stated in national school policies. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Restrictions on advertising of snack foods to adolescents. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
School nutrition policy incorporated into education curriculum. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Does the member state apply the International Code on Marketing of Breastmilk Substances? Health systems and policy Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data P R, M
Existence and enforcement of legislation to protect breastfeeding mothers who work Health systems and policy Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data P R, M
Number of baby friendly hospitals (and as a percentage of all maternity hospitals) Health systems and policy Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data P P, F
Percentage of all babies who are being exclusively breastfed at six months (26 weeks) of age. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S P, M
Percentage of births that take place in Baby Friendly Hospitals Health systems and policy Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S P, F
Percentage of newborns exclusively breastfed at hospital discharge or immediately after birth (home births). Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S P, M
Proportion of all babies who are being breastfed at 12 months of age, even if they are also receiving infant formula or solid food Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / Prevention / Breastfeeding data S A, M
Are nutrition standards of school meals included as part of regulatory kindergarten / pre-school care facility inspection process? Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P P, M
Consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables by household with children (grams per person per day) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S A, M
Percentage of children who are overweight or obese at primary school entry (age approx 5) as measured by the age- and sex- specific international reference standards for Body Mass Index (IOTF). Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S A, M
Percentage of families who eat one meal together a day at least five days a week. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S A, M
Percentage of pre-schools offering healthy food options. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of pre-schools offering school meals consistent to dietary guidelines. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of pre-schools with a school food policy. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Are there national requirements for programmes in Kindergartens/pre-school facilities to promote physical activity? Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Are there national requirements for programmes in schools to promote physical activity? Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P P, M
Existence of legislation to support availability and access to healthy food, including school meals. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Is there legislation, or an effectively enforced voluntary code of conduct, against promoting or ‘placing’ unhealthy food in television programmes likely to be viewed by children? Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Is there legislation, or effectively enforced national policies, against advertising (unhealthy) food to children? Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of children aged 5-9 living in household which purchases fruit and vegetables every week. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S A, M
Percentage of children drinking soft drinks (Coke or other sugared soft drinks) every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S A, M
Percentage of children eating sweets (candy or chocolate) every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S A, M
Percentage of children who walk or bicycle to school (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S A, M
Percentage of children whose family reports regular physical activity (walking, using playgrounds etc). Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S A, M
Percentage of primary schools offering healthy food options. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of primary schools offering school meals consistent to dietary guidelines. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of primary schools with ‘walk-to-school’ safe routes Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of primary schools with a school food policy. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of young people aged 5-9 who use computers ≥ 3 hours a day at weekends (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants /Lifestyle indicators S P, M
What proportion of primary schools meet national (or other adequate) standards for promotion of physical activity? Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Existence of national transport policies that promote active transportation, such as walking or cycling to schools. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of children who eat breakfast every school day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of children who eat fruit every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of children who eat sweets (candy or chocolate) every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of children who eat vegetables every day (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S P, M
Percentage of children who have access to safe places to play – defined as space, facilities, equipment, or set of activities intended to give children the opportunity to play Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S A, M
Percentage of children who walk or bicycle to school (by age and sex) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S A, M
Percentage of secondary schools offering a minimum of one hour of physical activity daily. . Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools offering extracurricular physical activity opportunities. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools offering healthy food options. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools offering school meals consistent to dietary guidelines. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools with ‘walk-to-school’ safe routes. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools with a published physical activity school policy. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools with a school food policy. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of secondary schools with school nutrition policy incorporated into education curriculum. Health systems and policy Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition P A, M
Percentage of young people physically active for a minimum of one hour, 5 or more days a week (based on MVPA guidelines for physical activity). Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / sports and physical activity S P, M
% of children (2005-2009*) who are: exclusively breastfed (<6 months) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / prevention / breastfeeding data P R
infant mortality rate Demographic and socio-economic (upstream health determinants) Outcomes / mortality data / infant mortality data S R
immunization – 1 year olds immunised against TB, DPT, Polio, measles, HepB, HiB, % newborns protected against tetanus Health systems and policy Interventions / Prevention / Vaccination / Immunisation S R
paediatric infections – estimated number of children (aged 0-14) living with HIV, 2007 (1000s) Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / HIV S P, M
Orphans – children aged 0-17 orphaned by AIDS 2007, orphans due to all causes 2007 Demographic and socio-economic (upstream health determinants) Family / parenthood terms / orphaned children S P, M
% >5s with suspected pneumonia receiving antibiotics Health systems and policy Interventions / medicines / pharmacology S
% >5s with suspected pneumonia taken to an appropriate health care provider Health systems and policy Services / health care / health care resources S
% under-fives with diarrhoea receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding Health systems and policy Interventions / medicines / pharmacology S
% of under-fives (2003 -2009*) suffering from: underweight (NCHS/WHO), moderate & severe Health status and wellbeing Determinants / lifestyle indicators / food and nourishment S R
% of under-fives (2003 -2009*) suffering from: wasting (WHO), moderate & severe Health status and wellbeing Determinants / lifestyle indicators / food and nourishment S R
% of under-fives (2003 -2009*) suffering from: stunting (WHO), moderate & severe Health status and wellbeing Determinants / lifestyle indicators / food and nourishment S P, M
>5 mortality rate Demographic and socio-economic (upstream health determinants) Outcomes / mortality data / infant mortality data S
Orphan school attendance ratio 2003-2008. Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Family / parenthood terms / orphaned children S P, M
mother-to-child transmission – estimated number of women (aged 15+) living with HIV, 2007 (1000s) Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / HIV S P, M
prevalence among young people – HIV prevalence among young people (aged 15-24) 2007 Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / HIV S P, M
Youth literacy rate (15-24 years) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / social determinants / education and training / education S P, M
female genital mutilation, women aged 15-49 years, daughters Health status and wellbeing Interpersonal threats and perpetrators / violence against children S A, F
Established adult HIV prevalence rate (age 15-49) Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / HIV S P, M
% of children (2005-2009*) who are: still breastfeeding (20-23 months) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / prevention / breastfeeding data S R
estimated % of children aged 6-59 months reached with 2 doses of vitamin A supplements 2008 Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S R
vitamin A supplementation (full coverage) Health systems and policy Determinants / lifestyle indicators / food and nutrition S R
% of children (2005-2009*) who are: breastfed with complementary food (6-9 months) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Interventions / prevention / breastfeeding data S R
total adult literacy rate (%) Determinants of health (risk and protective factors) Determinants / Lifestyle indicators / education and training S R, M
% of population using improved sanitation facilities Health systems and policy Determinants / environment / S P, M
established number of people (all ages) living with HIV 2007 (1000s) Health status and wellbeing Outcomes / morbidity / HIV S P, M