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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"There is an important gap in educational attainment between urban and rural female populations, with median years completed of 14.4 and 7.5, respectively" (13). "More than 36% of urban women age 15-49 have more than secondary education, compared with 13% of rural women; among men, these proportions are respectively 27% and 10%" (28). "Area of residence is a determining factor in employment for women. In urban areas, 43% of them are employed compared with only 28% in rural areas. For men, however, there is no substantial difference by type of residence: 55% are employed in urban areas compared with 58% in rural areas" (33). "One-third (34%) of women age 15...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The 2017-18 ADHS findings indicate that childbearing begins relatively late: only 13% of women age 25-49 have given birth by age 20 and the median age at first birth among women age 25-49 is 23.8 years (Table 5.10)" (72).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"3 in 10 (31%) women age 15-59 own a house, and 1 in 7 (14%) own land" (253). "Among women age 15-59, about 1 woman out of 3 owns a house either alone (5%), jointly (22%), or alone and jointly (4%), and 14% own land either alone (5%), jointly (8%), or alone and jointly (1%). Property ownership is more common for men. Over half of men age 15-59 own a house either alone (30%), jointly (18%), or alone and jointly (4%), and just over one-quarter own land either alone (16%), jointly (11%) or alone and jointly (1%) (Tables 14.4.1, 14.4.2, Figure 14.5)" (257).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"As one would expect in a low-fertility population, births in Albania are widely spaced. Almost 90% of non-first births occur 24 months or more after the preceding birth, and 38% occur more than 60 months after the preceding birth. The median birth interval is 50.7 months (Table 5.6, Figure 5.6)" (70).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"The mean ideal family size in Albania is 2.4, the same for women and men, and this ideal is practically the same regardless of the respondents’ sex or marital status (Table 6.3)" (84).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Among women age 15-49, 37% report being currently employed, 5% are not employed but were employed at some point in the 12 months preceding the survey, and 58% are not employed and were never employed in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 3.8.1). Among men the same age, 56% report being currently employed, 5% are not currently employed but were employed in the 12 months preceding the survey, and 39% are not employed and were never employed in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 3.8.2)" (32).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among women and girls age 6 and older, only 4% did not attend school, 21% attended but did not complete primary school, 31% completed primary level, 17% completed secondary level, and 17% went beyond secondary level (Table 2.10.1)" (12). "Among men age 6 and older, 3% did not attend school, 19% attended but did not complete primary school, 26% completed primary school, 21% completed secondary school, and 16% went beyond secondary school (Table 2.10.2)" (13). "The gender parity index (GPI) is the quotient of the proportion of females divided by the proportion of males enrolled in a given stage of education, indicating the gender gap in attendance ratios. If there...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"The proportion of respondents age 15-59 who reported having felt depressed a lot of the time in the 2 weeks preceding the survey is 11% among women and 16% among men; those reporting having felt depressed all the time represent 2% of women but less than 1% of men. On the other hand, 31% of women and 43% of men said they never experienced depression in the 2 weeks preceding the survey (Tables 12.10.1 and 12.10.2, Figure 12.4). When asked if they had been told that they had depression by a health professional, 2% of women and 4% of men age 15-59 answered affirmatively" (213).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years before the survey is 16.8 months, and the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 3.4 months (Table 10.5)" (159).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"The majority of women and men (60%) live in urban areas" (27).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"8 in 10 (84%) currently married women age 15-59 participate in important household decisions, either alone or jointly with their husbands. Only 4% of currently married women do not participate in any important decisions related to the household" (253). "More than 8 in 10 married women (82%) who receive cash earnings decide jointly with their husband or partner how to use the money, 8% decide mainly themselves, and for 9% of women, it is the husband who mainly decides how the woman’s earnings are used (Figure 14.3)" (255). "Among married men age 15-59 receiving cash earnings, more than two-thirds (69%) decide jointly with their wife or partner how their earnings...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"To ascertain the level of exposure to intimate partner violence among women, they were asked if they had ever had a husband or a boyfriend that slapped her, hit her with his fists, kicked her, or did anything to hurt her physically. Three percent of women report having suffered some form of intimate partner violence at some point in their life, 2% experienced such violence in the 12 months preceding the survey, and 1% report having injuries as a result of the aggression" (260). "Few women believe that a husband is justified to hit his wife under any circumstance. The proportion of women who believe it is justified for a...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Overall, 73% of women and 84% of men age 15-49 use the internet" (27). "About two-thirds of women and men age 15-49 use the internet at least once a week (Tables 3.7.1 and 3.7.2)" (31). "The use of the internet is quite widespread, and men are more likely to use the internet then women (84% compared with 73%). Among women age 15-49, 64% use it at least once a week, 9% use it less than once a week, and 27% do not use it at all. Among men this age, these proportions are 67%, 17% and 16%, respectively" (32). "9 in 10 men and women own a mobile phone (94%...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage for women age 30-49 is 21.9 years, and for men age 30- 59 it is 27.3 years" (55).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Thirty-seven percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and 11% are breastfed and receive only water as a supplement" (159).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"Among women age 15-49, the proportion currently employed is higher among those formerly married (divorced, separated, or widowed) than among those currently married or in consensual union (53% versus 42%). Among men the pattern is reversed: 73% of married men are employed compared with 54% of those formerly married" (33). "Nearly half (45%) of currently married women age 15-59 and almost three-quarters (73%) of currently married men in the same age range were employed at any time during the past 12 months" (253).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"More than 20% of the population age 15-49 (26% of women and 21% of men), have education beyond secondary school" (27). "The Albanian population is well educated. The median years of education completed is practically identical for women and men age 15-49, 14.4 years and 14.6 years, respectively" (28).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The health care system in Albania is mainly public, and private practice is limited. The Albanian law guarantees equal access to health care for all citizens" (35).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The proportion of women that completed the secondary level increased slightly, from 13% to 17% between 2008-09 and 2017-18, and the proportion who went beyond secondary school almost doubled during that period, from 9% to 17%" (13). "The proportion of women and men age 15-49 who agree with one or more justifications for wife beating has declined from 30% of women and 36% of men in 2008-09 to 7% of women and 11% of men in 2017-18" (253).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Three in ten women (31%) and two in ten men (21%) men have “comprehensive knowledge” about the modes of HIV transmission and prevention" (227). "Nearly 7 in 10 women (68%) and 62% of men age 15-49 know that using condoms consistently can reduce the risk of HIV. Similarly, 73% of women and 63% of men recognize that limiting sexual intercourse to one uninfected partner who has no other partners can reduce the risk of HIV. More than 8 in 10 women (84%) and men (83%) are aware of both of these prevention methods. Six in ten women (63%) mentioned both using condoms and limiting sex to one uninfected partner as...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Ten percent of women and 2% of men age 15-49 reported having an STI or symptoms associated with an STI in the past 12 months (Table 13.11). Less than half of women (44%) and 28% of men who had an STI or STI symptoms sought advice or treatment from a clinic, hospital, private doctor, or other health professional (Table 13.12)" (232).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Because men tend get married later in life, 51% of them are single, compared with 29% of women; 48% of men are in a union (either married or in consensual union), compared with two-thirds of women (68%)" (27). "68% of women and 48% of men age 15-49 are married or living with a partner" (55). "In Albania, 68% of women and 48% of men age 15-49 are married or living with a partner as though married. For the age group 45-49, only 3% of women and men have never been married. Only 1% of men age 15-49 report being separated or divorced, but for women this proportion is higher (Table...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Most women (88%) age 15-49 with a live birth in the past 5 years received antenatal care from a skilled provider during their most recent pregnancy, and 78% completed more than four visits... Almost all women (98%) who received antenatal care for their most recent pregnancy in the past 5 years had a blood sample taken, (98%) had their blood pressure measured (94%), and had a urine sample taken (98%). …Ninety-nine percent of live births in the past 5 years were delivered in a health facility (99%) with skilled birth attendants (100%). …For the most recent births in the past 2 years, 88% of women and 86% of newborns received...more
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"However, a lower proportion (57%) were breastfed within 1 hour of birth" (158).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Men head the vast majority of households (83%)" (7). "The majority of children under 18 (84%) live with both parents, and only 2% do not live with one of the biological parents; 11% live with the mother only, even though the father is alive, and 1% live with the father only, even though the mother is alive (Table 2.8)" (11).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The total fertility rate (TFR) in Albania is 1.8 children per woman (Table 5.1)" (67).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"A total of 23% of women age 15-49 are anemic, 19% have mild anemia, 3% have moderate anemia,and less than 1% suffer from severe anemia. Anemia levels are slightly less among women age 50-59, and significantly less among men: 11% of men 15-49 and 13% of men 50-59 have any form of anemia (Tables 10.12.1 and 10.12.2)... Pregnant women are more likely to suffer from moderate or severe anemia compared to women currently breastfeeding or neither breastfeeding nor pregnant" (166).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Literacy is practically universal in Albania: 99% of men and women age 15-49 can read, and this proportion is high regardless of the background characteristics or gender of the respondent. The only exception is among people without schooling or with only a primary 4-year education: 55% of women and 69% of men in this category are considered literate (Table 3.3.1 and Table 3.3.2)" (28).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean body mass index (BMI) is 25.4 for women age 15-49 and 29.8 for women age 50-59. Half of women age 15-49 have a normal BMI, 4% are thin and 45% are overweight or obese (Table 10.11.1 and Figure 10.9)" (164). "Men’s BMI is similar to that of women. The mean BMI is 25.6 for men age 15-49 and 28.3 for men age 50-59. Among men 15-59 years old, 39% have a normal BMI, 2% are thin, and almost 60% are overweight or obese (Table 10.11.2)" (165).