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1991 Belize Family Health Survey : final report, May 1992
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1991 Belize Family Health Survey : final report, May 1992
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    Belize. Central Statistical Office. ; Belize Family Life Association. ; Belize. Ministry of Health. ; ... More ▼
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    The 1991 Belize CPS covers: fertility, knowledge and use of contraceptives, family planning, breastfeeding, use of maternal and child health services, immunizations, infant and child mortality, and knowledge of HIV/AIDs, child health.

    The 1991 Belize Family Health Survey was the first national sample survey designed to provide information on fertility, infant mortality, family planning, and the use of maternal and child health services in Belize. The survey was sponsored by the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), in collaboration with the Breast is Best League of Belize. The implementing agency for the survey was the Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Finance, with technical assistance from the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and funding from the United States Agency for International Development (AID). General areas covered in the survey were fertility and its determinants; attitudes towards childbearing; knowledge, use, and source of contraception, including reasons for nonuse of contraception and desire to use in the future; characteristics of women at risk of an unplanned pregnancy; use of and potential demand for surgical contraception; use of maternal and child health services; breastfeeding and weaning practices; immunization levels and the prevalence of diarrhea and acute respiratory illness among children less than 5 years of age; infant and child mortality; and knowledge of AIDS.

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