Setting the Stage for Equity-Sensitive Monitoring of the Health Millennium Development Goals. Deborah Balk CUNY Institute for Demographic Research & School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, CUNY. A Collaboration with. Enrique Delamonica, UNICEF Alberto Minujin, UNICEF
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CUNY Institute for Demographic Research &
School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, CUNY
Assumption: Differences in health (or in important influences on health) that are systematically associated with being socially disadvantaged (poor, racial/ethnic minority, female, etc.) and which put those in disadvantaged groups at further disadvantage for poor health (Braveman 2006)
Disparities do not correspond to political boundaries
Move beyond quintiles of a wealth index to:
Most of the statistically significant reductions in U5MR take place among the richest
CPR-MM by Quintile - Kenya
Utilization of modern contraception is the same
for women in all but the richest quintile
Birth Assistant by Quintile - Kenya
The presence of an assistant at birth is different for each
level of wealth (steep gradient)
Red marks indicate mean value, blue marks represent the values of specific groups.
How is access to a Skilled Birth attendant (SBA) affected by
poverty status and educational level in Kenya?
Examine multiple variables at once: Ethiopia, 2000
Examine multiple variables at once: Kenya, 2000
Examine multiple countries at once: CPR – MM, 1998-2000
SET PROGRAM OR POLICY
(in equity terms)