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July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The public and private health sectors are equally popular as sources of modern contraception in Afghanistan. Most users get pills and condoms from the private medical sector (mainly pharmacies), while the public sector is more often the source for female sterilization, IUDs, and injectables" (103).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Seventeen percent of women independently own a house and another 10% own land, while almost half of the men own a house and about a third own land" (251).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding in Afghanistan is 21 months; that is, half of children are breastfed until age 21 months (Table 11.3). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 1.5 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (i.e., the period in which an infant receives only water or other non milk liquids in addition to breast milk) is 3 months" (187).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"About two-fifths (41%) of infants were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and 9 of 10 began breastfeeding within 1 day of birth (91%)" (185).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"Ever-married women want 5.6 children, on average, while men want 6.2 children" (91).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Only 5% of women make decisions alone about their own health care, while 44% report that their husbands make the decisions for them" (251). "Forty-one percent of currently married women who receive cash earnings reported deciding for themselves about the use of their earnings, while one third reported that they decided jointly with their husband (Table 15.2.1, Figure 15.2). Twenty-three percent of women reported that their husband decides how their earnings will be used. In couples in which both women and men earned cash, 65% of women reported that they earn less than their husbands and 8% report earning more (Table 15.2.1)" (252). "Among married men who receive cash earnings,...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IM-DATA-2

"Boys are more likely than girls to die in childhood. The gender gap is most pronounced during the first month of life (28 deaths per 1,000 live births among boys and 21 deaths per 1,000 live births among girls)" (129).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In the 5-year period before the 2015 AfDHS, the neonatal mortality rate was 22 deaths per 1,000 births, meaning that one of every 45 children died during the first month of life. The infant mortality rate was 45 deaths per 1,000 live births; that is, one in every 22 children died before their first birthday. The under-5 mortality rate was 55 deaths per 1,000 live births, meaning that one of every 18 children died before reaching their fifth birthday (Table 8.1). Four-fifths of all deaths in the first 5 years of life occurred during infancy, and two-fifths occurred during the first month of life" (128).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Marriage is universal in Afghanistan; by age 35-39, only 1% of women and men have never been married" (61).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"Women are more likely to work if they are divorced, separated, or widowed than if they are married (21% versus 11%). There is no relation between men’s marital status and employment (Table 3.5.1 and Table 3.5.2)" (34). "Only 13% of currently married women are employed as compared with 97% of currently married men" (251).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage for women and men is 18.5 years and 22.9 years, respectively" (61).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The current total fertility rate in Afghanistan is 5.3 children per woman" (77).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Eight in 10 women who seek help ask their own family for help and about one third (34%) ask their husband’s family for help (Table 16.14). The next most common source of help is neighbors (18%). In Afghanistan, women who seek help to stop the violence are unlikely to seek help from doctors, police, or any other civil or social organization" (280).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Boys and girls are equally likely to have their births registered and to have a birth certificate" (11).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Three percent of women and only 1% of men are widowed or divorced" (31).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In Afghanistan, 57% of males age 6 and over have ever attended school, almost double the 31% of females (Tables 2.12.1 and 2.12.2). Only 4% of women and 10% of men have completed secondary school or gone beyond secondary school. The median number of years of schooling completed for women and men is 0.0 and 1.6 years, respectively" (12). "Sixty-nine percent of boys and 50% of girls age 7-12 attend primary school (Table 2.13). The net attendance ratio drops in secondary school: only 50% of boys and 25% of girls age 13-18 attend secondary school" (13). "The gender parity index (GPI), which is the ratio of female to male attendance...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Eighty percent of women and 72% of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife in at least 1 of 5 specified circumstances, particularly if she goes out without telling her husband (67% and 61%, respectively)" (251). "Among ever-married women who had experienced spousal physical violence in the past 12 months, 26% reported experiencing physical injuries" (273). "Ever-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 most commonly report their husbands as perpetrators of the violence. Ninety-four percent of ever-married women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 reported their current husband as a perpetrator and 3% reported a former husband as a perpetrator. Other...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The main reasons for males dropping out of school are the need to work (44%) and the need to help at home (15%). Among females, 30% dropped out because their parents did not send them to school, while 19% dropped out because they got married" (13).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"Seven percent of ever-married women have experienced one or more acts of sexual violence by their spouse: 6% have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse with their spouse when they did not want to, 5% have been physically forced to perform other unwanted sexual acts, and 4% have been forced with threats and in other ways to perform unwanted sexual acts" (277).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval in Afghanistan is 28.4 months" (77).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The MoPH has scaled up health service delivery in Afghanistan through its Basic Package of Health Services and Essential Hospital Services, which includes more than 2,200 health facilities in all 34 provinces (MoPH 2010). However, information on whether women can access these services is important. According to the 2015 AfDHS, 89% of Afghan women reported having one or more problems in accessing health care for themselves. The most commonly reported problem was not wanting to go alone (70%), followed by distance to a health facility (67%), getting money for treatment (67%), and getting permission to go for treatment (51%) (Table 9.13)" (142).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Table 14.4 shows that the pregnancy-related mortality rate among women age 15-49 is 2.36 deaths per 1,000 woman-years of exposure" (247). "For every 1,000 live births in Afghanistan during the 7 years before the 2015AfDHS, approximately 13 women died during pregnancy, during childbirth, or within 2 months after childbirth. The lifetime risk of pregnancy-related death (0.073) indicates that of 1,000 women age 15, about 73 would die before age 50 during pregnancy, childbirth, or within two months of childbirth" (248). "Three percent of women reported having ever experienced symptoms of fistula" (299).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Women in urban areas are more than three times as likely to be literate as those in rural areas (32% versus 10%). Similarly, urban men are more likely to be literate than rural men (65% versus 45%) (Table 3.3.1 and Table 3.3.2)" (32). "Women in urban areas are more likely to receive ANC than women in rural areas (72% versus 55%). Also, urban women are more likely than rural women to receive ANC from a doctor (46% versus 26%)" (136). "Urban deliveries are more likely to be assisted by a skilled provider. Seventy-nine percent of urban and 42% of rural deliveries are assisted by skilled providers" (139). "Women in rural...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Overall, 15% of women and 49% of men are literate (Table 3.3.1 and Table 3.3.2)" (32).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Fifty-nine percent of women who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey received antenatal care from a skilled provider for their most recent birth. However, only 18% had the recommended four or more ANC visits" (135). "Slightly less than half of births are delivered in a health facility (48%). Home deliveries are more common in rural communities (59%) than in urban communities (23%). Seventy-seven percent of poor households deliver at home" (135). "Forty percent of women and only 9% of newborns receive the recommended postnatal health check within 2 days of delivery" (135). "Blood pressure measurements are an important component of antenatal care, as specified in the Basic...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Twenty-four percent of ever-married women and 58% of ever-married men age 15-49 have heard about HIV/AIDS" (215). "Twelve percent of ever- married women and 38% of ever-married men know that using condoms is a way to prevent HIV transmission (Table 13.3). Fourteen percent of ever-married women and 47% of ever-married men recognize that they can reduce the risk of getting HIV by limiting sexual intercourse to one uninfected partner (Table 13.3). Only 9% of women and 33% of men know both prevention methods (Table 13.3)" (216). "Comprehensive knowledge of HIV is a composite measure that indicates that a person knows that condom use and limiting sexual intercourse to one uninfected...more
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth among women is 20.1 years" (77).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Only 43% of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (185).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Six percent of married women 15-49 reported that their husband had multiple wives, while only 3% of married men reported having more than one wife" (61).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"As of 2015, an estimated 6,700 adults and children in the country were living with HIV (UNAIDS 2015)" (215).