Health

The municipality is served by one (1) Rural Health Unit and 11 Barangay Health Stations. The Rural Health Unit located in Bry. Uno is rendering services on medical consultation to minor operation.  Major operations are referred to other hospitals in Dipolog City due to lack of modern equipment and other much needed hospital facilities.  As of 2018, there are 20 barangays of the Municipality that are heavily dependent on BHS assigned in cluster areas.

The 45,339 population of as 2010 population census is served by one doctor, one nurse,  10 midwives, 2 sanitary inspectors, and 1 medical technologist. These medical personnel are within the Brgy. Uno except for the 10 Midwives that are assigned in the various barangays of the municipality.

As of 2010, the Doctor, Nurse and Medical Technologist population ratio is 1:43,339.  These ratios showed that doctors and  nurses in Katipunan is inadequate to meet the needs of the Katipuneros based on the standard requirement of one (1) doctor and nurse  per 20,000 population.

The Midwife-population ratio accounted for 1:4,333 which is within the Department of Health standard of 1:5,000 population. The far-flung areas of the municipality are left unattended and are left to the mercy, of the high cost of private consultations in Dipolog City. The sanitary inspector to the population ratio showed also inadequacy, however, like the doctors and nurses, their services rarely reached the remote barangays except for some areas.

 

Crude Birth Rate (CBR) and Crude Death Rate (CDR) for the last Five Years 2012-2016

Health indicators in the municipality show a picture of healthy population. Generally the Crude Birth Rate of the municipality for the last five years (2012 – 2016) is in regular ascending trend. In ( 2012 – 2016 ), the crude birth rate increases from 19% ( 765 ) per 1,000 live births to 22% ( 1,074 ) per 1,000, which is within the national standard of 21/1,000 population. Which means there were 21 births per population in Katipunan? 

Total Fertility Rate (TFR) over the last five years indicates erratic growth. From 1,920 in 2012 it went up to 1,980 in 2013. In 2014 it bent down to 1,054 but TFR rocketed to 5,729 in 2015 respectively and in 2016  goes down to 5,099. Total Fertility Rate (TFR) measures the number of live births per 1,000 female populations in child-bearing ages 15-49 years old. It is the average number of children that would be born alive to a woman (or group of women) during her lifetime if she were to pass through her child-bearing years conforming to the age-specific fertility rates of a given year.

In terms of morbidity, The General Medical Consultation for the last five years showed that almost 25% of the population of the municipality seeks medical assistance from the health centers. Similarly 25% of the population of the municipality with recorded medical consultation.

On the other hand, the municipality’s Crude Death Rate over the period of last five years is within the Philippine Standard of 4.8/1,000 populations. While there are various estimates of the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) at the municipality level, data show that for the last four years, the municipality had able to achieve its goal for reducing the IMR with zero infant deaths. Maternal Programs in Katipunan is proved to be successful as the results of the zero incidence of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of the municipality for the period 2012-2015. Both the IMR and MMR are within the Philippine rates, indicating a child and mother friendly environment. These vital health indices are also indicators of progress made in the development of the women and children in Katipunan.

 

General Health Situation For The Last Five Years

Health Indicator CY-2012 CY-2013 CY-2014 CY-2015 CY-2016
No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate
FERTILITY
Crude Birth Rates (CBR) 765 19% 780 18% 798 17% 843 18% 1,074 23%
Total Fertility Rate (TFR) 1,920 48% 1,980 46% 1,954 42% 5,729 126% 5,099 110%
MORBIDITY
General Medical Consultation 8,860 224% 10,180 238% 10,426 227% 13,973 305% 15,164 327%
MORTALITY
Crude Death Rate (CBR) 160 4% 144 3% 82 1% 153 3% 130 3%
Proportioned Mortality Rate (PMR) 160 4% 144 3% 82 1% 153 3% 130 3%
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.02%
Young Child Mortality Rate (YCMR) 0 0 0 0 2 0.04% 2 0.04% 2 0.04%
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.04%