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NCMB-RBXI Participates PSA Regional Dissemination Forum

 

Davao City –  “Our Labor Information Officer and GAD focal attended the recently held 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey Regional Dissemination Forum last October 19, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites, Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City”, OIC-Director Aerrine Marie R. Reyes announced today.

The forum was about the launching of the NDHS 2017 results and the policies and program implications of the findings.  These results include households and respondents characteristics, fertility and family planning, maternal and child health and breastfeeding, childhood mortality, HIV awareness, attitudes and behaviour and health utilization and financing as well as women’s empowerment and domestic violence.

This forum was held in line with 29th National Statistics Month.  This is also the 6th demographic and health survey conducted in the Philippines since 1993.  Rosendo Aya-ay, Chief Statistical Specialist of Statistical Operations and Coordination Division, PSA-RSSO XI said in his opening remarks.

 15-49 years old were selected at random as respondents for the survey which totalled to more than 30,000 across the country.

Among the survey they conducted was violence against women.  It says that that one in four ever-married women age 15-49 have experienced spousal violence, whether physical, sexual or emotional by a current or most recent husband/partner.  The most common form of spousal violence is emotional violence (20%).

While, one-third of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence sought neither help to stop the violence, while 41% of women never sought help nor told anyone.

PSA’s primer states that the 2017 Philippine National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS 2017) were carried out by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided technical assistance and equipment through ICF under the DHS Program which assists countries in the collection of data to monitor and evaluate population, health and nutrition programs.  Since 1993, an NDHS has been implemented in the country approximately every five years from the DHS Program.  Sheila A. Rivera