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Table 2 Indicators of intervention coverage 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. Family planning  
Any method % of women using any family planning method
Modern method % of women using a modern family planning method (contraceptive pill, intrauterine device, injections, condom, sterilization)
2. Maternal and newborn health  
Antenatal care % of pregnant women attended at least once for antenatal care during pregnancy by skilled health personnel
  % of pregnant women attended at least 4 times for antenatal care during pregnancy by skilled health personnel
Tetanus toxoid vaccination % of women who received at least 2 tetanus toxoid doses during last pregnancy (if in last year)
Place of delivery % of births delivered in health facilities
Skilled birth attendance % of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel (doctor/nurse/midwife)
3. Child health  
Feeding % of children born in the last 12 months who were breastfed within one hour of birth
  % of infants under 6 months exclusively breastfed
  % of infants aged 6–9 months who are breastfed and receive complementary food
Immunization % of children aged 12–23 months who are immunized against measles
  % of children aged 12–23 months who received BCG vaccine
  % of children aged 12–23 months who received three doses of DPT vaccine
Vitamin A supplementation % of children 6 to 59 months receiving one dose of Vitamin A in the past 6 months
Careseeking and treatment of common childhood illnesses % of children with diarrhea in the last 2 weeks who were brought to an appropriate health provider
  % of children aged 0–59 months with diarrhea in the last 2 weeks who received ORT and continued feeding
  % of children with suspected acute respiratory infection in the last 2 weeks who were brought to an appropriate health provider
  % of children aged 0–59 months with suspected ARI receiving antibiotics