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Somalia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006


General Info
Somalia (SOM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2006 - 09/2006
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

This survey was conducted as part of MICS3, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. The topics covered in the questionnaire included health, education, child protection, HIV and AIDS, vaccination, contraceptive use and symptoms. The sample included 6,000 households of which 5,969 were successfully interviewed. In the interviewed households, 6,764 women ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed, and questionnaires were completed for 6,305 children.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Fever, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Mortality, Multiple births, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Urinary tract infections, Vaccination cards, Vector control, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, HIV and AIDS, Abortive outcome, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, Agriculture, Contraceptive implants, Disability, Fertility, Health care services, Health facilities, Health status, Hearing loss, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hours worked, Incontinence, Languages, Limited mobility, Living conditions, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrient supplements, Musculoskeletal diseases, PMTCT, Pain, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Postpartum amenorrhea, Respiratory infections, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Tobacco use, VCT, Vision loss, Yellow fever vaccines
Suggested citation 
Pan Arab Project for Family Health (PAPFAM), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Somalia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006. New York, United States: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).