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Tanzania National Nutrition Survey 2014


General Info
Original or alternative title 
First National Nutrition Survey (NNS) with the SMART Methodology
Tanzania (TZA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2014 - 11/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The National Nutrition Survey conducted in 2014 was the first survey of its kind carried out in Tanzania. The survey collected data on feeding practices, handwashing and hygiene, prevalence of iodized salt, and de-worming efforts. The nutritional status of children ages 0 to 59 months and women ages 15 to 49 years was also assessed. The survey adopted the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) methodology to collect data.

Data were collected from 16,984 children under 5 years of age and 18,399 women of reproductive age were canvassed from 991 clusters of households. 

Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health (Zanzibar), Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Tanzania), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre. Tanzania National Nutrition Survey 2014.