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Share of births attended by skilled health staff

What you should know about this indicator

Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.

Limitations and exceptions: For the indicators that are from household surveys, the year refers to the survey year. For more information, consult the original sources.

Source
Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
May 20, 2024
Next expected update
May 2025
Date range
1980–2021
Unit
% of total

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

Retrieved on
May 20, 2024
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World Bank's World Development Indicators (WDI).

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Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data

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Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of births attended by skilled health staff” [dataset]. Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and UNICEF (via World Bank), “World Development Indicators” [original data]. Retrieved June 17, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/births-attended-by-health-staff-sdgs