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June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"10.7% of seats in the parliament of Armenia are held by women" (para 4).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Ten percent of men said they had paid for sexual intercourse in the past 12 months" (189). "Among men age 15-49, 27 percent reported having ever paid for sexual intercourse. The percentage who ever paid for sex is highest among men age 25-29 (36 percent)" (198).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Overall, 41 percent of last-born children were breastfed within 1 hour after birth, and 86 percent were breastfed within 1 day after birth" (158).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"More than one fifth of non-first births in the 5-year period before the 2015-16 ADHS took place within 24 months of a previous birth, and 11 percent occurred within 18 months of the older sibling" (55). "The median birth interval was 41.6 months, which was 4.4 months longer than the median birth interval reported in the 2010 ADHS (37.2 months). Despite the increase in the average birth interval, the results in Table 5.6 indicate that a substantial proportion of non-first births still take place at too short an interval; more than one fifth (23 percent) of non-first births in the five-year period before the 2015-16 ADHS took place within 24...more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"Thirteen percent of women in Armenia suffer from some degree of anemia; most of these (12 percent of all women) have mild anemia, 1 percent have moderate anemia, and almost none have severe anemia. Table 12.12 shows that anemia rates generally decrease with age. The prevalence of anemia is somewhat higher among breastfeeding women (16 percent) than among pregnant women (11 percent), or among women who are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding (13 percent)" (174).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Men in Armenia marry on average 5 years later than women. The median age at first marriage among women age 30-49 is 20.9 years, compared with 25.9 years among men in the same age group" (42).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Armenia, as a member of the United Nations, has made the well-being and health of the mother and child a priority at the national level. This emphasis is reflected in the strategic documents of the RA government, particularly those of the Ministry of Health. They are the following: ...The national breastfeeding promotion program and the implementation of an action plan for 2016-2020" (3). "The importance and necessity of breastfeeding has been well recognized in Armenia since the 1993 adoption of the State Program on Breastfeeding by the Ministry of Health. In conjunction with the state program, reforms occurred in maternity hospitals as part of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)....more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Nearly one in four pregnancies in the three-year period before the survey ended in an abortion. The total induced abortion rate (TAR) during the period was 0.6 abortions per woman, little changed from the 2010 ADHS when the rate was 0.8 abortions per woman" (91).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth ranges from a low of 21.4 years among women age 40-44 to 24.4 years among women age 25-29. The median age at first birth cannot be computed for women age 15-19 and age 20-24 because less than half of these women had a live birth before the beginning of the age group" (62). "Table 5.11 shows that, overall, 4 percent of women age 15-19 (teenagers) had begun childbearing, with 3 percent reporting they were already mothers, and 1 percent pregnant with their first child" (63).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"A large majority of married women either make specified household decisions themselves or participate in these decisions jointly with their husbands. About three out of four women participate either alone or jointly in all three decisions asked about" (229).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The gender parity index (GPI), or the ratio of the female to the male NAR or GAR at the basic and high school levels, is an indicator of the magnitude of the gender gap in attendance ratios. If there is no gender difference, the GPI will equal one. The GPI will be closer to zero if the disparity is in favor of males. If the gender gap favors females, the GPI will exceed one. Table 2.12 shows the GAR GPI is 0.99 for the basic level, which indicates that there is no gender gap at the basic level. At the high school level, the GPI is 1.18, indicating a gender...more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2015, an estimated 3,600 of the country’s residents were living with HIV, of whom fewer than two out of five were aware of their status and only one-third were linked to care (UNAIDS 2016b; WHO-EURO 2015)" (189-190).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

"Ten percent of men said they had paid for sexual intercourse in the past 12 months; among these men, 84 percent reported using a condom during their most recent paid sexual intercourse" (189).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-DATA-1

"Sex selection was cited as a reason for 8 percent of abortions, while socioeconomic reasons or other reasons were each cited for 6 percent" (99).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Contraceptives once were provided free, and the services necessary for their prescription were charged to patients. In 2006, gynecological services were included among those services provided at no cost, in accord with the government’s principle of guaranteed, free primary health care" (4).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"About half of women (48 percent) own a house alone or jointly with someone else, and 16 percent own land" (229).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"On the other hand, households in urban areas are more likely than those in rural areas to be headed by a woman (37 percent compared with 28 percent)" (20). "The median birth interval in urban areas is 45.7 months compared with 37.4 months in rural areas, and only a little more than one-third of urban births were spaced less than 36 months after a prior birth compared with almost half of rural births" (59). "The TAR [total abortion rate] among rural women (0.8) is twice the rate among urban women (0.4)" (91).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for women age 15-49 is 25.3, which falls in the overweight BMI classification" (169).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority … 98.9% male 98.5% female" (xxi).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel… 99.8" (xxi). "Free delivery care vouchers and state certificates for free child health care have been in use since their respective introductions in 2008 and 2011. Additional financial contributions within these programs resulted in a three-to-four-fold rise in the wages of health workers, which significantly contributed to truly free and affordable delivery services for the population" (3). "All women who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey received antenatal care (ANC) from a skilled provider for their most recent birth; 94 percent received care during their first trimester of pregnancy. Virtually all women who gave birth in the 5 years...more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"Forty-two percent of currently married women are employed, up from 36 percent at the time of the 2010 ADHS. Currently married men are more than twice as likely as currently married women to be employed (89 percent)" (229).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Nearly two-thirds of the women (64 percent) and more than half of the men (55 percent) are married or living together" (31).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding in Armenia is 11.9 months. However, the median durations of exclusive and predominant breastfeeding (breastfeeding plus plain water, water-based liquids, or juice) are shorter (2.2 months and 3.4 months, respectively). The mean durations of any breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and predominant breastfeeding are longer (13.2 months, 3.6 months, and 4.4 months, respectively)" (161).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months… Physical violence 3.5% … Sexual violence 0.3%" (xxi). "Among ever-married women age 15-49, 14 percent report having experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence from their spouse, and 8 percent report experiencing such violence in the past 12 months. Among ever-married women who have experienced spousal violence (physical or sexual), 40 percent reported experiencing physical injuries" (211). "The main controlling behaviors women experienced from their husbands were that the husband insisted on knowing where they were at all times (38 percent),...more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"The ideal number of children wanted by women is 2.6 and by men is 2.7" (65).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Four percent of women and 2 percent of men are either divorced or separated, while 2 percent of women but virtually no men are widowed" (48).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Overall, 92 percent of births were wanted at the time of conception, 6 percent were reported as mistimed (wanted later), and 2 percent were unwanted" (65).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Armenia, as a member of the United Nations, has made the well-being and health of the mother and child a priority at the national level. This emphasis is reflected in the strategic documents of the RA government, particularly those of the Ministry of Health. They are the following: ...The national breastfeeding promotion program and the implementation of an action plan for 2016-2020" (3). "Contraceptives once were provided free, and the services necessary for their prescription were charged to patients. In 2006, gynecological services were included among those services provided at no cost, in accord with the government’s principle of guaranteed, free primary health care" (4). "More than half of women...more
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The majority of households are headed by males, with one-third (33 percent) headed by females" (20)
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"At present, according to Armenian law, induced abortions are permitted only in the first trimester of the pregnancy, a 12-week period (GoA 2004). In the case of medical or social indications, induced abortions may be done up to 22 weeks of gestation" (4).