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Table 1 Variables and sources of data for the computation of climate change vulnerability index

From: Mapping vulnerability to climate change and its repercussions on human health in Pakistan

Sub Indices Variables Source Year
Exposure Standard Deviation of average temperature in month i Pakistan Meteorological Department 1951-2009
  Standard Deviation of average yearly precipitation Pakistan Meteorological Department 1951-2009
  Range between maximum and minimum temperature in month i Pakistan Meteorological Department 1951-2009
  Percentage of districts that are highly prone to droughts Water Resource Research Institute  
  Percentage of flood-prone districts Pakistan Agricultural Research Centre (PARC) Estimated on the basis of 2010 floods
Sensitivity Share of population below five years of age Pakistan Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) District Level Data 2008-09
  Share of population above 65 years of age PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Percentage of population without access to improved water source PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Percentage of population without access to improved toilet facility PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Percentage of children suffering from Diarrhoea PSLM 2008–09 District Level Data 2008-09
  Percentage of population that is food insecure World Food Programme et al. (2009) 2009
  Irrigated land as percentage of total cultivable land Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) 2009-10
  Share of crop income in total income Agricultural Development Bank (2005) 2002
Adaptive Capacity Employment Rate PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Literacy Rate PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Percentage of Children aged 12–23 months immunized against major diseases (proxy for access to health services) PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Percentage of births attended by skilled birth attendants (proxy for access to health services) PSLM District Level Data 2008-09
  Household consumption per capita PSLM District Level Data 2008-09