Africa Nutrition Database Initiative Website

ANDI Site Organization 

The Africa Nutrition Database Initiative ("ANDI" ) site was designed to disseminate nutrition and nutrition-related data as widely as possible, at the same time ensuring a minimum standard of data quality. There are three different ways to access the data in ANDI. These are through the: ‘Query Builder’ entry point; ‘Country Brief’ entry point; or ‘Download Section’ entry point. While all entry points use the same database, there were several important differences that should be clearly understood by the user to get maximum benefits in the least amount of time from ANDI.

Query builder 

The main objective of this entry point was to enable the user to compare countries. It was a dynamic section allowing the user to interactively build output tables. The section deals only with national data that responds to a minimum standard of quality, i.e. same type of source, same methodology of calculation, same definition. National data that does not respond to this minimum standard of quality are not available in this section but may be available in the other two entry points. (Please refer to the table below for more information on which indicators are available from each entry point.) Because of its dynamic nature, the Query Builder entry point may be slow, especially during Internet peak hours (afternoon, Europe time). Once an output table is created, options are given to the user to sort the row based on a selected column or to graph the results. Further manipulations of the created table may be done after downloading the table into Excel. 

Country Brief 

The main objective of this entry point was to supply the user with a snapshot of the situation in a specific country. Country Brief is static-- all tables are created on the server during the regular updating of ANDI. This entry point provides the data quickly. Country Brief contains all national data available under Query Builder plus sub-national data as well as national data that does not respond to the minimum standard of quality but considered important for a better understanding of the situation in the country. (Tables may be imported into Excel for further analysis (i.e. graphs). 

Download Section 

This entry point was designed to provide the user with the entire raw data set. During the two year pilot phase of ANDI (2000-2001), Download Section is available only for people working in the UN agencies that signed the ANDI Memorandum of Understanding. This data set contains all data and indicators available in the other two sections. It is in a CSV format. An option is given to the user to select her/his preferred country coding system. 



Table: Indicators by section

Domain

Indicator name

Source

Section

Agency

Query Builder

Country brief

Demography NEW BORN (x 1000)

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 0-4 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 5-9 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 10-14 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 15-19 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 20-24 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 25-29 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 30-34 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 35-39 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 40-44 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 45-49 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 50-54 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 55-59 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 60-64 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 65-69 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION 70-74 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION >=75 YEARS

WB

No

Yes

POPULATION GROWTH RATE

WB

Yes

Yes

TOTAL FERTILITY RATE

WB

Yes

Yes

TOTAL POPULATION

WB

No

Yes

UNDER-5 MORTALITY

WB

Yes

Yes

URBAN POPULATION (%)

WB

Yes

Yes

Economy GDP PER CAPITA (CURRENT US$)

WB

Yes

Yes

GDP PER CAPITA (CONSTANT 1995 US$)

WB

Yes

Yes

GNP PER CAPITA ATLAS METHOD (CURRENT US$)

WB

Yes

Yes

GNP PER CAPITA (CONSTANT 1995 US$)

WB

Yes

Yes

GNP PER CAPITA PPP (CONSTANT 1995 INTERNATIONAL $)

WB

Yes

Yes

Educa-tion ADULT FEMALE LITERACY RATE

UNESCO

Yes

Yes

GIRL NET ENROLMENT RATE

UNESCO

Yes

Yes

TOTAL NET ENROLMENT RATE

UNESCO

Yes

Yes

Food Availability PER CAPITA ANIMAL PROTEIN SUPPLY (GR/DAY)

FAO

Yes

Yes

PER CAPITA CEREALS CONSUMPTION (KG/YEAR)

FAO

Yes

Yes

PER CAPITA DIETARY ENERGY SUPPLY (KCAL/DAY)

FAO

Yes

Yes

PER CAPITA DIETARY FAT SUPPLY (GR/DAY)

FAO

Yes

Yes

PER CAPITA DIETARY PROTEIN SUPPLY (GR/DAY)

FAO

Yes

Yes

PROPORTION OF UNDERNOURISHED

FAO

No

Yes

Health ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

WB

No

Yes

DIARRHEA PREVALENCE

WB

No

Yes

ORS USE

WB

No

Yes

Nutrition promo-tion IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE RATE

UNICEF

No

Yes

PERCENT OF CHILDREN EXCLUSIVELY BREASTFED

UNICEF

No

Yes

PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS CONSUMING IODIZED SALT

UNICEF

No

Yes

Nutrition CHRONIC ENERGY DEFICIENCY

FAO

Yes

Yes

STUNTING UNDER 3 YEARS OLD

WHO

Yes

Yes

STUNTING UNDER 5 YEARS OLD

WHO

Yes

Yes

UNDERWEIGHT UNDER 3 YEARS OLD

WHO

Yes

Yes

UNDERWEIGHT UNDER 5 YEARS OLD

WHO

Yes

Yes

WASTING UNDER 3 YEARS OLD

WHO

Yes

Yes

WASTING UNDER 5 YEARS OLD

WHO

Yes

Yes