Table 1

Comparison of Roma and non-Roma Health Status Indicators

Health Status Indicator

General Population

Poorest Quintile (20%)

Roma


EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Low Birth Weight (< 2500 g)

4.9%

8.6%

9.3%

Prevalence of Stunting (moderate and severe)

5.4%

9.0%

20.0%

Enrolled in Primary School

99%

95.6%

73.6%

Complete Primary School

76.9%

60.9%

27.2%


HOUSING

Electricity Supply

99.9%

99.2%

96.9%

Water Supply

97.6%

82.3%

72.9%

Sewerage System

96.0%

72.5%

59.4%


EMPLOYMENT

Formally employed*

26.6%

13.9%

4.8%

Unemployed - seeking employment *

15.3%

11.3%

31.9%

Independent Agricultural Worker

5.9%

10.4%

4.4%


SOCIAL PROTECTION

Identification Card

94.4%

90.2%

81.1%


* These data summaries were taken from the Living Standards Measurement Survey World Bank Report Bodewig et al, 2005.

All other data summaries were calculated by the author using PASW 17 © University of Ottawa 2009

Idzerda et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:10   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-10

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