World Conference on Social Determinants of Health

Health inequities data in World Health Statistics 2011

Niger, WHO /Hans Everts, 2008

8 July, 2011 - The World Health Statistics report is an essential resource for policy-makers and researchers working on the identification and reduction of health inequities. A dedicated section in the 2011 report presents data from 93 countries using three health indicators - percentage of births attended by skilled health personnel, measles immunization coverage among 1-year-olds, and under-five mortality rate - disaggregated according to urban or rural residence, household wealth and maternal education level. The data presented refer to ratios and differences between the most-advantaged and least-advantaged groups. Visit Table 8 of the report to consult the data on health inequities.