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Paraguay Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Paraguay Encuesta de Indicadores MĂșltiples por Conglomerados 2016
Paraguay (PRY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2016 - 09/2016
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Paraguay Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2016 is a nationally representative household survey. It is part of MICS5, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the 2016 Paraguay MICS, 7,311 women age 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 7,313 households. Additionally, 4,625 questionnaires for children under five were completed by mothers or caretakers. Water quality testing was conducted for the presence of E. Coli in 1,790 households.

Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Childhood behavioral disorders, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Ethnicity, Family composition, Female infertility, Fever, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hepatitis vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Land ownership, Languages, Limited birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Menopause, Menstruation, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupational risk factors, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc
Publication year 
Suggested citation 
General Directorate of Statistics, Surveys and Censuses (DGEEC)(Paraguay), Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (Paraguay), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Paraguay Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016. New York, United States: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2017.