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Philippine Facts and Figures 2003 E-mail

 Foreword, Acknowledgment and Table of Contents
Part IDietary Facts and Figures
Part IIAnthropometric Facts and Figures
Part IIIBiochemical Facts and Figures
Part IVClinical Facts and Figures
Other Facts and Figures
References and the NNS Team

The 6th National Nutrition Survey

The 6th NNS was a nationally representative survey among Philippine households, and 0–12 year-old children and adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, and adults 20 years of age and over. The 2003 Master Sample (MS) that was developed by the National Statistics Office (NSO) was used for the 6th NNS. The 2003 MS three-stage stratified sampling design had the province as the stratum, barangay or contiguous barangays with at least 500 households as the primary sampling unit (PSU). An enumeration area (EA), which is a contiguous area within a barangay with 150–200 households, served as the secondary sampling unit (SSU). The household was the ultimate sampling unit (USU). The 6th NNS specifically covered one of the four replicates of the 2003 MS. All sample households in the EA were covered if there were less than or equal to five sample households. Only 50% of sample households were included if the EA had more than five sample households.

The data generated from the 6th NNS include detailed information on food consumption and nutrient intake in Philippine households as well as among vulnerable groups of the population (young children, pregnant and lactating women), nutritional status based on anthropometric measurements for all age groups (weight and height), biochemical indicators specifically for iron, vitamin A, iodine and zinc deficiencies among selected vulnerable population groups, and nutrition-related risk factors to non-communicable diseases among adults. The data are inputs to policy development and formulation, including the 2005–2010 Medium-term Philippine Development Plan and the 2005–2010 Medium-term Philippine Plan of Action on Nutrition.

In consideration of the need for, and urgency of sub-nationally disaggregated data, regional estimates for 2003 were also generated with the corresponding Coefficients of Variation (CV), as an indicator of the reliability of the disaggregated estimate. The CVs are reflected along with the regional data reported herewith.

The 6th NNS was carried out by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), with funds from the FNRI-DOST General Fund (GF), DOST Grants-in-Aid (GIA), the Council for the Welfare of Children-Asian Development Bank-World Bank Early Child Development Project (CWC-ADB-WB-ECD), Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Micronutrient Opportunities, Strategies and Technologies-United States Agency for International Development (MOST-USAID), and the Multi-sectoral Task Force for the National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHeS) comprised of the Department of Health (DOH) and 14 medical societies. 


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