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April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Women head 25% of all households. . . . The 2004-05 TDHS also estimated the average household size to be 4.9 and found one-quarter of households to be female-headed" (page 25-26) See also Table 2.9 (page 37).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Tanzania developed the National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) to put forward the priorities for July 2011 to June 2016 . . . The targets to be achieved by 2015 were as follows: . . . Increase prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in children <6 months from 50% (2010) to 60% . . . Behaviour change and service provision objectives: Increase the proportion of infants age less than 6 months who are exclusively breastfed from 41% to 60%. Increase the proportion of infants age 4-5 months who are exclusively breastfed from 13.5% to 25%." (page 8-9). "Key RMNCAH Strategy 2: Scale up the child health programme. . . . Scale...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The main goal of this strategic plan [National Road Map Strategic Plan to Accelerate Reduction of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths in Tanzania-One Plan (2008-2015)] was to reduce maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity and mortality and to attain MDG 4 (to reduce child mortality by two-thirds from the rate in 1990) and 5 (to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters from the rate in 1990). The target date for achievement of these goals was December 2015. Broad objectives: To provide skilled attendance to women during pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal and neonatal periods, and children at all levels of the health care delivery system; To strengthen the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, LR-DATA-1

"Twenty-three percent of women and 17% of men are illiterate" (page 51).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Operational targets that were to have been achieved by the end of 2015: . . . To reduce neonatal mortality from 32 to 19 deaths per 1,000 live births; To reduce under-5 mortality from 112 to 54 deaths per 1,000 live births" (page 6).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"Seventy-two percent of women and 88% of men are currently employed" (page 51).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP), known in Kiswahili as the MKUKUTA, . . . aimed to foster greater collaboration among all sectors and stakeholders. It mainstreamed crosscutting issues (gender, environment, HIV/AIDS, human rights, disability, children, youth, elderly, employment, and settlements) into all sector strategies. All sectors were \ involved in a collaborative effort rather than segmented into separate activities" (page 3).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The high population growth rate in Tanzania has been brought about by high fertility and declining mortality levels" (page 2).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Operational targets that were to have been achieved by the end of 2015: To reduce maternal mortality from 578 to 193 deaths per 100,000 live births" (page 6). ". . . Strategic Area 1: Geographic focus with increased efforts in Lake zone (Kagera, Mwanza, Geita, Mara, Simiyu, and Shinyanga regions) and Western zones (Tabora and Kigoma regions) where maternal, newborn, and child mortality is highest, with a focus on reducing rural-urban disparities" (page 7).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Boys and girls under age 5 are equally likely to be registered. Boys under age 5 are slightly more likely to be registered than girls (29% versus 25%)" (page 26) See also Table 2.11 (page 40).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"The Government of Tanzania developed the National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) to put forward the priorities for July 2011 to June 2016 . . . The targets to be achieved by 2015 were as follows: . . . Reduce the prevalence of anaemia (haemoglobin concentration <11 g/dl) among pregnant women from 48.4% in 2004/5 to 35%" (page 8).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Key findings: . . . The total per capita annual expenditure for health services (outpatient visits and inpatient admissions combined) is higher for females than males (TZS 11,442 per woman and TZS 8,235 per man)" (page 21,29). See Table 2.16 and Table 2.17 (page 47-48).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Operational targets that were to have been achieved by the end of 2015: . . . To increase coverage of emergency obstetric care from 64% to 100% of hospitals and basic comprehensive emergency obstetric care services from 5% to 70% of health centres and dispensaries; . . . To increase provision of services that will prevent HIV transmission from mother to child in at least 80% of pregnant women, their babies, and their families; To increase the proportion of health facilities offering essential newborn care to 75%" (page 6-7).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Key findings: . . . The net attendance ratio drops from 76% in primary schools to 23% in secondary schools. Girls are more likely to attend primary school than boys, whereas there are no major differences by gender in secondary school attendance" (page 21). "Overall, about 1 in 4 females (24%) age 6 and older have no formal education, compared with about 1 in 5 males (19%). However, once girls and boys enter school, their completion rates are similar. One in 3 females and 1 in 3 males have completed primary school (32%), 7-8% of females and males have completed secondary education, and 1-2% of females and males have completed...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Forty-five percent of women and 60% of men listen to the radio at least once a week. Forty-six percent of women and 32% of men do not access newspapers, television, or radio at least once a week . . . Eight percent of women and 19% of men used the internet in the past 12 months" (page 51).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

Table 1.1 shows sex ratios from 1967 to 2012 in Tanzania, male to female. 1967: 95.2; 1978: 96.2; 1988: 94.2; 2002: 96.0; 2012: 95.0. (page 19)
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The percentage of the population with no education has been decreasing over time, from 46 % of females and 34% of males in 1991-92 TDHS to 24% of females and 19% of males in 2015-16 TDHS. . . . Urban residents are more likely to complete secondary school than rural residents. For example, 15% of females in urban areas have completed secondary school compared with 4% of females in rural areas. Similarly, 18% of males in urban areas have completed secondary school compared with 4% of males in rural areas. Similar patterns are observed for education beyond secondary school. Mainland and Zanzibar residents are similar in the percentages that have...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Operational targets that were to have been achieved by the end of 2015: . . . To increase provision of services that will prevent HIV transmission from mother to child in at least 80% of pregnant women, their babies, and their families" (page 6-7).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval has lengthened to 35 months, up from 33 months over the previous decade" (page 105). "Short birth intervals, typically thought of as intervals of less than 24 months, place newborns and their mothers at increased health risk. The median birth interval length in Tanzania is 35 months, thus, half of non-first births occur within three years after a previous birth. One in five births (19%) is born within two years of the previous birth. One in three births (34%) occur within 24-35 months after the previous birth, and nearly one in every two births (48%) occur at least three years after the previous birth (Table 5.5...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"Women are more likely to work if they are divorced, separated or widowed (89%) than if they are married (78%)" See Table 3.6.1 (page 55, 69-72).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"The universal pattern of decreasing fertility with increasing education is illustrated in Tanzania. Women with no education have as many as 3.3 more children than women with secondary or higher education (6.9 versus 3.6 children) (Table 5.2). Fertility also declines dramatically with increasing wealth. Women in the lowest wealth quintile have 4.4 more children than women in the highest wealth quintile (7.5 versus 3.1 children) (Figure 5.3)" (page 106-107).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Sixty-two percent of women and 52% of men in Tanzania are currently in union; the median age at first marriage for women and men was 19.2 and 24.3 years, respectively, a difference of 5.1 years" (page 85). "The median age at first marriage is 19.2 years among women age 25-49 and 24.3 years among men age 25-49 (Table 4.3). The median ages at first marriage for both women and men age 25-49 reported in the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS have remained almost at the same level as those reported over the past 10 years. In the 2010 TDHS, the median ages at first marriage were 18.8 years for women and 24.3 years...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Between radio, television, and print, radio is the most frequently accessed form of media among both women and men; 45% of women and 60% of men listen to the radio at least once a week. However, significant percentages do not access any of the three media on a weekly basis (46% of women and 32% of men) (Tables 3.4.1 and 3.4.2). Trends: The percentages of women and men who read a newspaper or magazine at least once a week or listen to the radio at least once a week has declined since 2004-05. Overall, only 10% of women have ever used the internet. While more men than women have ever...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"A quarter of the women have never married, while 43% of the men report themselves as having never married. Among the 15-49 age group, women are much more likely than men to be either currently or previously married (age at marriage is discussed in chapter four). Forty-five percent of women are currently married compared with 36% of men. One in 10 women is divorced or separated, compared with 1 in 20 men. Three percent of women age 15-49 are widows, while less than 1% of men are widowers" (page 52) See Table 3.1 (page 59). " Sixtytwo percent of women and 52% of men in Tanzania are currently in union."...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"In Tanzania, about 8 in 10 respondents are literate (77% of women and 83% of men). About 9 in 10 urban dwellers are literate (89% of women and 94% of men), a higher percentage than rural dwellers (70% of women and 78% of rural men are literate) (Tables 3.3.1 and 3.3.2). Trends: Literacy among women has increased over the last decade, from 67% in 2004-05 to 72% in 2010, and to 77% in 2015-16. Literacy among men has been higher than among women throughout the decade, and increased from 80% in 2004-05 to 83% in 2015-16. Among respondents of school age (15-24), the percentages who are literate are the same...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Condom use during premarital sex is not that high in Tanzania; only 37% of women and 41% of men reported that they used a condom the last time they had sex. Among unmarried young women, use of a condom at the last sexual intercourse was the highest among adolescents age 18. Older unmarried young men (age 20-24) were more likely to use a condom at their last sexual intercourse than younger unmarried men (age 15-19). Condom use and premarital sex are higher among young men and women in urban areas than in rural areas" (page 90).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth is 19.8 among young people age 20-49. Increases have been incremental from a median age of 19.0 in 1991-92 and 19.5 in 2010. The percentage of women age 15- 19 who have either had a birth or are pregnant is 27%; it has increased from 26% in 2004-05 and 23% in 2010" (page 105). "The age at which childbearing commences is an important determinant of the overall level of fertility as well as the health and welfare of the mother and the child. In some societies, postponement of first births due to an increase in age at marriage has contributed to overall fertility decline....more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Thirty-six percent of women live in an urban setting, while 63.7% live in a rural setting. For men, the division is 35.6% urban and 64.4% rural. See Table 3.1" (page 59).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-DATA-2

"Nearly equal percentages of women (17%) and men (16%) are living together (as if married)" (page 52) See Table 3.1 (page 59).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"In Tanzania, about 8 in 10 respondents are literate (77% of women and 83% of men). About 9 in 10 urban dwellers are literate (89% of women and 94% of men), a higher percentage than rural dwellers (70% of women and 78% of rural men are literate) (Tables 3.3.1 and 3.3.2). Trends: Literacy among women has increased over the last decade, from 67% in 2004-05 to 72% in 2010, and to 77% in 2015-16. Literacy among men has been higher than among women throughout the decade, and increased from 80% in 2004-05 to 83% in 2015-16. Among respondents of school age (15-24), the percentages who are literate are the same...more