1. Population Pyramid

Percentage of Age and Sex Distribution among 741 individuals surveyed in Barangay New Barili, municipality of Tampilisan, Zamboanaga del Norte, July 2018

        The population pyramid illustrates the distribution of the population according to age and sex. The data provides an average of 80% of the total population in New Barili. Evidently, there is a steady increase on the average age of the population. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 5-9 years (children) have the most numerous population while 80 years and over (elderly) has the least population of 0.22%. It can be deduced that due to the rapidly increasing population of reproductive age, it is viable to put an accent on projects or advocacy that promotes sex education. Also, heighten the awareness and use of family planning method considering that there are 37% of the reproductive age are married and 8%are cohabitating.


       Furthermore, the barangay with high number of elderly population need to cohere more in the health services offered by the government. The structure of the population pyramid is varying over time based on health outcomes, specifically, fertility and mortality.

2. Sex Distribution

     Diagram shows a more vivid picture of the male and female population in New Barili. The male population is clearly greater than the female population by only 2%. This data also shows that the male to female ratio is 1:1. Hence, it can be inferred that the barangay’s population is almost equally divided, with no marked dominance between either sex.

Percentage of Age and Sex Distribution among 741 individuals surveyed in Barangay New Barili, municipality of Tampilisan, Zamboanaga del Norte, July 2018

Percentage of Household Distribution among Seven Puroks surveyed in Barangay New Barili, Municipality of Tampilisan, Zamboanga Del Norte, July 2018

3. Household Distribution

  The barangay New Barili is divided into 7 puroks  Each purok within the area are confined with bounds and are located separately. As of 2018, the secondary data of team New Barili: No Boundaries surveyed 223 estimated total number of households in the barangay. However, the barangay kagawads included the abandoned houses, transient settlers, and migrants from other puroks or from other municipality. Based on the primary data, there are currently 218 total number of households in the area. Hence, the distance, safety, and also the availability of each household are the interplaying factors that limit the primary data collection.


   The data above shows the percentage distribution of households. Purok 2 has the highest number of households accounting to 23% (50); purok 1 with 18%(38) households; purok 3 and 5 with 14%(30) households; followed by purok 6 with 12%(27) households; and purok 7 with 13% (26) households. This data is significant in quantifying the number of households who collect drinking water from unprotected water sources located in the purok. Moreover, this data is relevant in determining the need for additional MRF for puroks with the highest number of households.

4. Ethinicity Distribution

    The figure above shows that majority of barangay New Barili’s inhabitants are Bisaya, which accounts to 80%, while around 19.8% are grouped as others, mainly consisting of the Subanen tribe. Lastly, the remaining 0.2% are known to be Illonggos.

    A community’s differences in cultural and traditional beliefs may affect their views and decisions concerning health. Thus, it is also important to be mindful of these to convince them to incorporate, or somehow modify their practices for better health.

Percentage Distribution of Ethnicity among 741 individuals of Barangay New Barili, Municipality of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, July 2018



      The chart is primarily based on survey of local residents in New Barili adhering to the religions or to other faiths. Generally, Christianity has a great distribution in the area in each category with Roman Catholic over 671 (90%), 25(3%) belongs to Seventh-day Adventist Church, around 5 (1%) are Cristohano, and 44(6%) belongs to others; such as Protestant and Islam. There is one (1) church situated within the barangay mainly for Roman Catholics.

Percentage Distribution of Religion among 741 individuals in Baranagay New Barili, Municipality of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, July, 2018



            The figure illustrates the occupational status of the residents from barangay New Barili who are members of the working force. Most of them are farmers, mainly of corn or rubber, which comprises 42%. Meanwhile, 35% are unemployed and 9% are privately employed.

            With majority of them working as farmers, it can be inferred that New Barili is indeed rich in agricultural resources, especially rubber, corn and other crops. However, despite the abundance of such resources, a large number of them are still unemployed.

Percentage Distribution of Religion among 741 individuals in Baranagay New Barili, Municipality of Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, July, 2018

health profile


Table 1 Top Ten Causes of Morbidity in New Barili as Recorded Per Consultation in the Rural Health Unit of Tampilisan for the Year 2017.

Table 2 Top Eleven Causes of Morbidity in New Barili As Recorded Per Consultation in the Rural Health Unit of Tampilisan for January to July 2018.

     A community’s health status may be assessed through the morbidity cases in a given period of time. With the use of this, a community health plan may be formulated to address particular health problems that may be related to the cause of morbidity in a community. In Tampilisan, the Rural Health Unit is currently using a computer database that records every consultation which can also classify entries by barangay and date of consultation. With the use of this database, the researchers were able to extract morbidity cases specific for New Barili for the years 2017 and 2018.

Table 1 shows the top 10 Morbidity cases for the year 2017 as tallied from the database. Also shown in detail in Appendix B the age groups who consulted for such diseases or illnesses. While Table 2 enumerates the top morbidity cases for the first half of year 2018. It can be observed that from the year 2017 to year 2018, the most common cause of consultations from barangay New Barili is Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI). A total of 70 cases of URTI was reported from the the RHU database for the year 2017 only. From January 2018 to July 2018, the database recorded about 17 URTI (unspecified and viral) cases. These were also supported by the survey done in 175 households last July 2018 where 95 households reported  that cough and colds was a frequent complaint in their family from 2017 to 2018.

Aside from the consistent findings of URTI as a common cause of morbidity, among the top morbidity cases are Hypertension types I and II. Hypertension cases totals to about 35 cases seen and examined at the Rural Health Unit in the year 2017 to July 2018. Through the house-to-house survey done, it has been noted that there are 39 hypertensives in the barangay. Only 33 of them are enrolled in the Anti-hypertension Program of the Rural Health Unit.  The remaining 6 individuals not enrolled in the program opted to herbal treatment or had access to private clinics. The numbers may be attributed by the fact that 64% of the hypertensive individuals in New Barili have low adherence to maintenance medications as revealed in the survey.

It is also good to note that a number of individuals were diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). As reported in the Rural Health Unit’s database, 8 out of 14 individuals who had UTI in the year 2017 were females (see Appendix B). For the first half of the year 2018, UTI ranks 2nd with 10 individuals diagnosed. Urinary Tract Infection is also noted in the usual illnesses complained by the respondents in New Barili, with a total of 8 individuals. Usual causes of urinary tract infection include not urinating often enough and wiping from back to front after a bowel movement (CDC, 2015). Thus, there is also a need to educate families on the importance of proper hygiene that may also help in lessening the incidence of UTI.

Ranking 6th in the list of top morbidity cases is the Post-Traumatic Wound Infection in the year 2017 with 10 cases and with only 2 cases for the first half of 2018. It can be inferred that these cases might be related to the how much the people in the barangay of New Barili know basic first aid treatment which only amounts to 20 households out of 122 households interviewed



To increase the number of household that  use proper solid waste management practices from 77.01% to 100% by 2021.


To improve portability of drinking   water sources in New Barili by year   2021.


To increase the adherence of the people with hypertension to their maintenance medication from 65% in 2018 to 85% by the year 2021.


To improve the Emergency Referral System in Barangay New Barili by the year 2021.


To increase the number of households utilizing sanitary toilet facilities by the year 2021.

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