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Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
What are the current states of indicators contributing to a comprehensive view of nutrition for health and development in Sao Tome and Principe? See national data below.

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help 2008-2009 10.0 View

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help   no data  
% Anaemia pregnant women (Hb <110 g/L)help   no data  
% Clinical vitamin A deficiency in women(history of night blindness during most recent pregnancy)help   no data  
% Subclinical vitamin A deficiency in preschool-age children (serum/plasma retinol <0.70 μmol/L)help   no data  
Median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in children 6-12 yhelp   no data  

Health Services

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2009 80.6 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help 2012 34.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help 2012 36.0 View
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2013 91.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 34.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 97.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp 2001 28.2 View
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 7.7 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2008-2009 10.0 View
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Malnutrition in Women

No female malnutrition data available for this country

Caring Practices

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% children 0-23 months who were put to the breast within 1 hour of birthhelp 2006 35.3 View
% Infants 6-8 months age who receive solid, semi-solid or soft foodshelp   no data  
% children 6-23 months who receive a minimum acceptable diethelp   no data  
% Children <5 y with diarrhoea receiving ORT and continued feedinghelp 2006 63.0 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp 2008-2009 22.8 View
Indicator Year Value Source Info
Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 monthshelp 2009 51.0 View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2012 5.6 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2012 7.9 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2012 144.3 View
Nutrition component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)help   no data  
Nutrition component of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)help   no data  
Nutrition Governancehelp   no data  
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 No View
Maternity leavehelp 2009 70 days View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
Degree training in nutrition existshelp   no data  
Nutrition is part of medical curriculahelp   no data  
Number of trained nutrition professionals per 100,000 populationhelp   no data  
Nursing and midwifery personnel density per 1,000 populationhelp 2004 1.9 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help 2011 2,058 View
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help 2011 3.0 View
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2010 24.8 View
Low-Income Food-Deficit Country (LIFDC)help 2012 Yes View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Seats held by women in national parliamenthelp 2013 18.2 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -0.37 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help   no data  
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2012 0.97 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp   no data  
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.525 View
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Female Education Levels<br/>2008-2009
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