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Chile National Health Survey 2003

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Salud
Geography 
Chile (CHL)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
Series or system 
Chile National Health Survey
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The Chile National Health Survey 2003 evaluated the health status of Chileans over 17 years old. Its objectives included (1) measuring the prevalence of 21 diseases and conditions, and (2) creating a serum bank for future studies. The study interviewed approximately 3,600 people, a subsample of participants from the Quality of Life Survey. In addition to two interviews, blood tests, urine tests, vision exams, hearing tests, dental examinations, anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were administered by nurses.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Department of Public Health, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, Ministry of Health (Chile), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Chile National Health Survey 2003.