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Table 1 Characteristics of four provinces in which MCH Handbook was piloted

From: Knowledge, attitude and practices: assessing maternal and child health care handbook intervention in Vietnam

Province Four piloted provinces Vietnam
Dien Bien Hoa Binh Thanh Hoa An Giang
Area (km2)a 9,563 4,608 11,132 3,537 330,972
Population (in thousand) [2014]a 527 808 3,477 2,155 89,709
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) [2013]b 35.5 17.7 16.0 15.1 15.3
Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) [2013]b 54.9 26.6 24.1 22.7 23.1
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) [2012]c 64.38 41.6 70 [2010] 29 61.9
Female adult literacy rate ≥ 15 years of age (%) [2009]d 54.8 93.2 92.7 85.7 91.4
Poverty rate (%) [2013]e 35.06 18.7 13.13 4.96 7.8
Proportion of ethnic minority (%) [2009]d 81.1 73.6 17.6 5.3 14.3
  1. aReference [9] General Statistics Office of Vietnam. Statistical Data for Population and Employment. Hanoi: General Statistics Office of Vietnam. 2015. http://www.gso.gov.vn (accessed June 2015)
  2. bReference [7] Ministry of Planning and Investment. The 1/4/2013 time-point population change and family planning survey- major findings: annex 9. Hanoi: Ministry of Planning and Investment. 2013. http://www.gso.gov.vn (accessed June 2015)
  3. cReference [8] Ministry of Health. Annual report of provincial health services. Hanoi: Ministry of Health. 2015
  4. dReference [10] Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee. The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Cencus. Hanoi: Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee. 2010
  5. eReference [11] Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. Decision no. 529 on 05/06/2014 - Approving the result of survey, revision on poor household and near poor household in 2013. Hanoi: Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. 2013