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Table 7 Comparison of selected indicators to national estimates

From: Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative: design, implementation, and baseline findings

Indicator Country SM2015 survey estimate National estimate* Difference
1 skilled antenatal care visit, all births in the past 2 years Belize 98% 94% 4%
Institutional delivery, all births in the past 2 years Belize 99% 88% 11%
MMR immunization† Belize 87% 82% 5%
Full immunization† Belize 68% 56% 12%
Exclusive breastfeeding, children aged 0–5 months Belize 33% 10% 23%
Oral rehydration therapy Belize 73% 61% 13%
Unmet need for contraception Belize 28% 31% −4%
1 skilled antenatal care visit, all births in the past 5 years Nicaragua 94% 95% −1%
4 skilled antenatal care visits, all births in the past 5 years Nicaragua 80% 93% −14%
Institutional delivery, all births in the past 5 years Nicaragua 87% 88% −1%
Measles immunization for children aged 12–29 months† Nicaragua 88% 88% 0%
1 or more antenatal care visits for the most recent pregnancy in the past 5 years, among women 20–49 years old Mexico 94% 99% −5%
Anemia, children aged 12–59 months Mexico 25% 24% 0%
MMR immunization, children aged 12–23 months, according to health card only Mexico 49% 81% −32%
Wasting (<−2SD weight for height) Mexico 1% 2% 0%
Unmet need for contraception Panama 88% 27% 61%
1 skilled antenatal care visit, all births in the past 5 years Panama 75% 96% −21%
Institutional delivery, all births in the past 5 years Panama 79% 88% −10%
Exclusive breastfeeding, children 0–5 months Panama 45% 28% 17%
Anemia, 6–59 months Honduras 26% 29% −4%
MMR coverage for children aged 12–23 months† Honduras 94% 88% 6%
Contraceptive prevalence, modern methods Honduras 70% 64% 6%
1 skilled antenatal care visit, for most recent birth in the past 5 years Honduras 79% 97% −18%
Breastfeeding initiated within an hour of birth, most recent birth in past 5 years Honduras 74% 64% 10%
Contraceptive prevalence, any method El Salvador 33% 73% −40%
1 antenatal care visit, any attendant, all births in last 5 years El Salvador 98% 94% 4%
Timely initiation of breastfeeding, all births in last 5 years El Salvador 67% 33% 34%
Exclusive breastfeeding, children aged 0–5 months El Salvador 60% 31% 29%
Stunting El Salvador 16% 19% −3%
Anemia, children aged 12–59 months El Salvador 25% 23% 2%
Oral rehydration therapy El Salvador 64% 51% 13%
Condom use at last sexual intercourse, women aged 15-19 Costa Rica 64% 44% 20%
Measles immunization** Guatemala 88% 76% 13%
DPT immunization** Guatemala 87% 83% 4%
1 antenatal care visit, any attendant, most recent birth in last 5 years Guatemala s80% 83% −3%
Skilled birth attendance, most recent birth in last 5 years Guatemala 23% 54% −32%
Institutional delivery, most recent birth in last 5 years Guatemala 23% 53% −31%
  1. *Sourcesnn Belize: 2006 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). Guatemala: 2006 Encuesta de condiciones de vida (ENCOVI). Honduras: 2011–2012 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS/ENDESA). Mexico: 2011–2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT). Panama: 2009 National Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health (ENASSER). El Salvador: 2008 Reproductive Health Survey (RHS/FESAL).
  2. **National estimate for children under 6 years.
  3. Based on vaccine card and caregiver recall.
  4. Child indicators include aged 0–59 months unless otherwise noted.