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Table 1 Indicators of health and nutrition outcomes used in the study

From: Inequalities in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Vietnam: a retrospective study of survey data for 1997–2006

Category and sub-category Indicator
1. Health outcomes  
Infant mortality Number of deaths of infants aged 0–12 months per 1,000 live births
Under-five mortality Number of deaths of children aged 0–59 months per 1,000 live births
Childhood illness % of children aged 0–59 months with suspected acute respiratory infection in last 2 weeks
% of children aged 0–59 months with diarrhea in last 2 weeks
% of children aged 0–59 months with fever in last 2 weeks
2. Nutrition outcomes  
Low birth weight % of births with weight less than 2,500 g
Child malnutrition % of children aged 0–5 years who are underweight (weight for age is more than two standard deviations [SD] below the median of an international reference population)
  % of children aged 0–5 years who are stunted (height for age is more than two SD below the median of an international reference population)
  % of children aged 0–5 years who are wasted (weight for height is more than two SD below the median of an international reference population)