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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
What are the current states of indicators contributing to a comprehensive view of nutrition for health and development in Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste? See national data below.

Child Malnutrition

Child (<5 y) Anthropometry
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Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Low birthweight (<2500 g)help 2003 12.0 View

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Anaemia children <5 y (Hb <110 g/L)help 2003 31.5 View
% 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 2003 13.4 View
% 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 2010 29.6 View
% Births attended by skilled health personnelhelp 2010 29.3 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 1)help 2007 57.0 View
% Children 6-59 months receiving vitamin A supplements (dose 2)help 2007 50.0 View
% Children aged 1 y immunized against measleshelp 2013 70.0 View
% Children with diarrhoea who received zinchelp   no data  
% Population using an improved sanitation facilityhelp 2012 39.0 View
% Population using improved drinking water sourceshelp 2012 70.0 View
% Women receiving iron and folate supplements during pregnancyhelp   no data  

Food Security

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Population below $1 per dayhelp 2007 37.4 View
% Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumptionhelp 2011 38.2 View
Iodised salt consumption (% households consuming adequately iodised salt - 15 parts per million or more)help 2007 59.9 View
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Malnutrition in Women

Female malnutrition based on BMI
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Caring Practices

Indicator Year Value Source Info
% children 0-23 months who were put to the breast within 1 hour of birthhelp   no data  
% 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 2009-2010 62.7 View
% Women 15-19 y who are mothers or pregnant with their first childhelp 2009-2010 7.2 View
Indicator Year Value Source Info
Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 monthshelp 2010 52.0 View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
General government expenditure on health as % of total government expenditurehelp 2012 2.6 View
Total expenditure on health as % of gross domestic producthelp 2012 4.3 View
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$)help 2012 79.6 View
Nutrition component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)help   no data  
Nutrition component of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)help 2002 Medium View
Nutrition Governancehelp   no data  
Maternity leavehelp 2009 No data View
Monitoring and enforcement of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substituteshelp 2007 No 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 2011 1.1 View
GDP per capita (PPP US$)help 2011 1,588 View
GDP per capita annual growth rate (%)help 2011 7.5 View
Official development assistance (ODA) received (net disbursements) (% of GNI)help 2010 10.8 View
Low-Income Food-Deficit Country (LIFDC)help 2012 Yes View


Indicator Year Value Source Info
% Seats held by women in national parliamenthelp 2013 38.5 View
Averaged aggregate governance indicatorshelp 2010 -0.82 View
Gender Inequality Index (GII)help   no data  
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment (ratio of girls to boys)help 2011 0.96 View
Global Hunger Indexhelp 2013 29.6 View
Human development index (HDI) valuehelp 2012 0.576 View
Indicator Year Value
% Pupils starting grade 1 who reach last grade of primary, both sexes 2010 83.6
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Female Education Levels<br/>2009-2010
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