Prevalence rate of anaemia
Proportion of children below five years of age with Hb concentration of <11 g/dL Proportion of women in reproductive age with Hb concentration of <12 g/dL
Number of children below five years of age with Hb concentration of <11 g/dL or Number of women of reproductive age with anaemia (Hb<11g/dl for pregnant women; <12 g/dl for non pregnant women)
Total number of children below five years of age surveyed or Total number of women of reproductive age surveyed
Indicator used for response monitoring ?
Threshold / Standard
Public Health Significance: <4.9Proportion of Normal/Adequate; 5-19.9Proportion of Low; 20-39.9Proportion of Medium; >40Proportion of High (ref: WHO 2001).
The finger-prick blood sample test is easy to administer in the field. The test could be easily integrated in regular health or prenatal visit to capture all women in reproductive ages. Cost of equipment may be prohibitive
Guidance on phases
primary data - National Surveys, Local studies, DHS, MICS; secondary data - VMNIS
WHO guideline: who.int/indicators/haemolobin.pdf;