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Pakistan National Nutrition Survey 2001-2002


General Info
Original or alternative title 
NNS 2001-02
Pakistan (PAK)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2001 - 10/2001
Series or system 
Pakistan National Nutrition Survey (NNS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Nutrition Survey conducted in 2001-2002 assessed nutritional levels and health status of mothers and children in Pakistan. Data were collected through a questionnaire consisting of four modules including a household questionnaire, biochemical and clinical questionnaires, and a dietary form. Hemoglobin levels and anthropometric measurements were also recorded. Additional biochemical samples including serum retinal, serum ferritin, and zinc, were collected from mothers and children under-5. Urine samples were collected from mothers and children ages 6-12 years for iodine deficiency. The survey sampled 10,656 households from 700 primary sampling units.

Suggested citation 
Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. Pakistan National Nutrition Survey 2001-2002.