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Table 1 Application of the Sustainment Index to an Actual Post-Project Dataset in Bangladesh [9]

From: A simple metric for a complex outcome: proposing a sustainment index for health indicators

  Indicator 1999 2004 2009 Sustainment Index (2009)
Child Health Complete Immunization 44% 91% 91% 1.00
Vitamin A Supplementation 37% 78% 79% 1.02
Exclusive breastfeeding 55% 72% 73% 1.06
Complementary feeding of children 6 to 11 months 46% 64% 65% 1.06
Additional feeding and fluids for the sick child 25% 44% 25% 0.00
Proper child acute respiratory infection (ARI) identification and referral 24% 34% 52% 2.80
Maternal & Neonatal Health At least one prenatal consultation during last pregnancy 59% 89% 95% 1.20
At least one tetanus toxoid (TT) dose during last pregnancy 46% 89% 70% 0.56
Delivery by skilled attendant 31% 50% 59% 1.47
Delivery in health care facility 25% 45% 57% 1.60
Immediate breastfeeding 26% 57% 64% 1.23