State of the World’s Children 2014

SOWC14NEW YORK, 30 January 2014 – Declaring that ‘every child counts’, UNICEF today urged greater effort and innovation to identify and address the gaps that prevent the most disadvantaged of the world’s 2.2 billion children from enjoying their rights.

The children’s agency, in a report released today, highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many.

As usual, we have chosen key indicators from the report for our program countries. There are many more statistics available in the full report at http://www.unicef.org/sowc14/numbers

Below: U5MR = Under-five Mortality Rate, per 1000 live births
LBW = Percentage low birth weight
Excl BF = Percentage of children exclusively breast-fed for the first 6 months
Stunting = Percentage of mild and severe stunting
Youth FLR = Percentage female literacy age 15-24.
Skilled attended = Percentage of births with skilled attendant
MMR = Maternal Mortality: deaths per 100,000 births

Country U5MR LBW Excl BF 6mos Stunting Youth FLR Skilled Attended MMR
BD 41 22 64 41 80 32 240
BF 102 14 57 33 33 84 350
BN 90 15 76 45 31 66 300
ET 68 20 52 44 47 10 350
GH 72 11 45 23 83 68 350
IN 56 28 46 48 74 52 200
MW 71 14 71 47 70 71 450
MX 16 9 19 14 99 96 50
MZ 90 17 43 43 57 54 490
PE 18 8 71 20 97 87 67
SN 60 19 39 27 56 65 370
UG 69 12 63 33 85 57 310

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