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İndicator 2.2.1 Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age



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İndicator name: Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age
1 1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1.2 Contact organisation unit Department of Social Statistics
1.3 Contact name Haji Elchin
1.4 Contact person function Head of Department of Social Statistics
1.5 Contact mail address Baku-AZ1136, Inshaatchilar Avenue
1.6 Contact email address elchinh@azstat.org
1.7 Contact phone number +99412 538 90 12
1.8 Contact fax number +99412 538 86 41
2 1 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified
2.2 Metadata last posted 8/31/2018
2.3 Metadata last update 8/31/2018
3 1 Statistical presentation
3.1 Data description Child growth is an internationally accepted result, reflecting the nutritional status of children. The stunting the child's height means the height of the child is too short for his age and is a result of chronic or repetitive malnutrition.
3.2 Classification system 10th Review of International Classification of Diseases
3.3 Sector coverage Social Protection and Health Statistics Sector
3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from themedian of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age
3.5 Statistical unit Stunting among children under 5 years of age
3.6 Statistical population
3.7 Reference area On Medical institutions of the Republic.
3.8 Time coverage Available since 2010.
3.9 Base period not available
4 1 Unit of measure person
5 1 Reference period annual
6 1 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements Indicators in the report are compiled based on the methodologies on health statistics. It covers indicators identified by international organizations, including the Eurostat, International Classification of Diseases, the UN Children's Fund, the World Health Organization, UNICEF-WHO-World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other relevant methodological materials are used.
6.2 Data sharing Information is provided by the Ministry of Healthcare. The State Statistical Committee is responsible for receiving and analyzing the information.
7 1 Confidentiality
7.1 Confidentiality - policy In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Official Statistics", preliminary information is prohibited.
7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On official statistics", the initial data are considered confidential and may only be used for scientific purposes in the formulation of official statistical materials or anonymity of the statistical unit in exceptional circumstances (by means of the annulment of means of recognition).
8 1 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar
8.2 Release calendar access
8.3 User access
9 1 Frequency of dissemination annual
10 1 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release It is both paper and electronic version.
10.2 Publications Surveys
10.3 On-line database Online information on viral hepatitis has been posted since 2000. Different types of hepatitis has not been mentioned.
10.4 Micro-data access Access to micro-data is prohibited. Only preliminary information can be used by the Chairman of the State Statistical Committee in accordance with the "Rules for issuing microdata to users for use in research purposes" approved on 13.06.2011.
10.5 Other Answering users questions, including online surveys, www.azstat.org/services/st_modern "Statistical data submission" section.
10.6 Documentation on methodology The form № 12 (annual) about the diseases of the population living in the territory of the treatment facilities.
10.7 Quality documentation Document management system of quality management (III edition). General model of statistical business-process. Structure of integrated unit Metadata (SIS 2.0) and its quality reports (ESQRS 2.0) and metadata (ESMS 2.0).
11 1 Quality management
11.1 Quality assurance The implementation of quality management system has been started
11.2 Quality assessment Quality management processes are being implemented.
12 1 Relevance
12.1 User needs Health indicators are at the focus of both international organizations and governing bodies, mass media, researchers, and general public.
12.2 User satisfaction Online surveys are regularly held on the website of the Committee for the purpose of studying the user's satisfaction and the last online survey on "Providing users with statistical information" was posted on the website on 01.11.2015 (http://www.stat.gov. az / source / others / Sorgu_2013.pdf)
12.3 Completeness Indicator is full and no question about calculation for any period.
13 1 Accuracy and reliability
13.1 Overall accuracy In order to ensure accuracy and correctness of the reporting data, the Social Protection and Health Statistics section of the Social Statistics Department has always considered the results of the report carefully and declare importance of timely and onsite elimination of errors the statistical bodies may face in accordance with the methodology for timely control of the accuracy of the reporting data. Improvements are made in the reporting forms and methodological recommendations as required.
13.2 Sampling error Selective error is not calculated as observations have been processed entirely.
13.3 Non-sampling error The elimination of the errors is conducted in accordance with the "Rules on classification and elimination of errors in reporting data", approved by the order of the State Statistical Committee on 4 January 2013, number 4/t.
14 1 Timeliness and punctuality
14.1 Timeliness The calculation and dissemination of the indicator are conducted in accordance with the "Statistical Work Program". There are no delays in the broadcast schedule and program.
14.2 Punctuality There are 122 calendar days, 84 working days between the end date of the report period and the publication date.
15 1 Coherence and comparability
15.1 Comparability - geographical It can not be compared with the relevant indicators of other countries. Indicator is calculated only for country, Baku and Nakhchivan.
15.2 Comparability - over time Comparison is available since 2010.
15.3 Coherence - cross domain There is no connection with the other fields of statistics.
15.4 Coherence - internal There is no difference between the preliminary information and the clarified information.
16 1 Cost and burden
17 1 Data revision
17.1 Data revision - policy Receiving information on the annual statistical reporting form No. 12 allows to obtain timely and qualified information and to be adapted to modern conditions.
17.2 Data revision - practice Reporting data is immediately checked, corrections are made when errors are detected and mandatory instructions are given to statistical unit.
18 1 Statistical processing
18.1 Source data The source for information is enterprises engaged in healthcare activities.
18.2 Frequency of data collection annual
18.3 Data collection Presented in the paper version by the Ministry of Health.
18.4 Data validation Monitoring of results of data compilation and quality assurance of statistical results are conducted.
18.5 Data compilation Changes in health information are subject to editing.
18.6 Adjustment Seasonal adjustments are not made.
19 1 Comment No additional comments.