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The health situation in the city has been steadily and satisfactorily maintained at normal levels over the past decade. This can be attested by widespread control of epidemics and communicable disease.

Table: Comparative Vital Statistics for the City of Baguio.

Indicator

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 G.R.
Births 27.95 23.90 23.84 23.46 24.27 -3.36
Deaths 3.73 3.60 3.62 3.8 3.41 -2.22
IM     12.73 19.89 9.91  
MM     0.19 0.56 0.345  

Data Source: CHO, Baguio City, 1996.

Improvements in the performance of the city's vital health statistics over the five year period is partly attributed to the intensified Population Control Program.

Table: Selected Public Health Manpower and Facilities and Ratio to Household Population.

Manpower/Facility Number Ratio to Population
Medical Officers 11 1:22,501
Dentists 3 1:82,504
Nurses 18 1:13,751
Pharmacists 2 1:123,757
Midwife 16 1:991(WRA)
Medical Technologist 9 1:27,501
Sanitary Engineer 1 1:247,513
Sanitary Inspectors 12 1:20,626
Fumigator 2 1:123,757
Nutrition Officer 1 1:247,513
Comm. Nut'n. Workers 12 1:2,680(0-5 yrs)
LCR-Reg. Officer 2 1:123,757
Health Educ. Prog. Off. 2 1:123,757
Population Program Off. 2 1:123,757
Pop. Program Worker 5 1:49,503
TOTAL 98 1:2,216

Data Source: City Health Office, 1996

In terms of education, the City of Baguio has maintained its prominence as a center of education for higher learning in Northern Luzon. It has sustained a high literacy rate of 97.6% in 1990 and increased to 97.64% in 1996.

Table: Number of Schools by Type and Level of Education.

Level 

Public Private Total
Pre-elementary Schools 7* 41 48
Elementary 32 22 54
Secondary 12 17 29
Post-Secondary - 15 15
Tertiary/Higher Education 2** 7 9
TOTAL 53 102 155

Data Source: 1995 Annual Report, DECS-CAR.                                                                    * PTA Funded            **Includes one SCU and one Military School

 

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