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Health Indices

Status of the health of the people

Data for the morbidity and mortality rates in the barangay are not conclusive. This is because there is no working barangay health station at the moment and the community people of Manguiles opt to go to the next Barangay Health Station leading to inaccurate data. As a result, data for the morbidity and mortality rates are not available. There is low incidence of tuberculosis among the people of Manguiles but ten(10) cases of schistosomiasis and two(2) cases of leprosy were reported on the year of 2016.

The highest number of live births are those attended by the midwife (58% or 11 deliveries), followed by doctors at 32% or six (6) deliveries. For the nurse and trained hilot, one (1) live birth was attended by each. The category “others” pertains to untrained hilots or family members. For the year 2016, only 60% or 12 births were delivered at the hospital, 10% or 2 at home while a 30% or 6 at neither the house nor the hospital. According to the data gathered from the RHU, in the year 2016, the target population for family planning is 68 thus so far. Out of the 68, 82% or 56 of them relied on pills, 9% or six (6) on condoms, 4% or 3 on BTL or IUD.

Currently, there are 192 households that have access to safe water and 108 with no access to safe water. There are 176 households that have sanitary toilets and 124 with no sanitary toilets. According to the Municipal Sanitary Inspector, access to sanitary toilet does not necessarily mean that every household has a toilet. Rather, it indicates that toilets are shared among households. For those with no access, they resort to waste excretion at the river or burying their wastes in the ground.

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