Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

Mexico National Survey of Health and Nutrition Mid-way 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición de Medio Camino ENSANUT MC 2016
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2016 - 10/2016
Series or system 
Mexico National Survey of Health and Nutrition (ENSANUT)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of the National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT) is to gather information on the health and nutritional status of the Mexican population. The first National Health and Nutrition Survey took place in 2006 and incorporated components from previous National Nutrition Surveys conducted in 1988 and 1999. In 2016, it was decided to conduct the survey midway (ENSANUT MC) in order to monitor and identify health and nutrition issues and take timely action accordingly.

Data were collected on such topics as sleep, diet, physical and leisure activity, health education and literacy, health status, health care use and access, and sociodemographic and household characteristics. An estimated 11,759 individuals ages 5 and up were interviewed. Additional data were acquired with anthropometric measurements, blood tests, and a food frequency questionnaire.

Absenteeism, Adolescents, Aged adults, Alcohol use, Amputation, Anemia, Anthropometry, Assets, Birth place, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Cooking fuels, Dairy products, Dental care, Diabetes, Dialysis, Diet, Dietary supplements, Disability, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Eclampsia, Education, Electricity, Electrocardiograms, Emergency care, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fish, Fruits, Gestational age, Health care access, Health care expenditures, Health care personnel, Health care prices, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Heart failure, Height, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household heat, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Insulin, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Laboratories, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Leisure activities, Lighting, Limited mobility, Literacy, Marital status, Mass media, Meat, Medical tests, Medicines, Milk, Nurses, Obesity, Pain, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Processed meats, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Starchy vegetables, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Symptoms, Telephones, Tobacco use, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unprocessed red meat, Urolithiasis, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Whole grains
Suggested citation 
National Institute of Public Health (Mexico). Mexico National Survey of Health and Nutrition Mid-way 2016.