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Albania Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005


General Info
Albania (ALB)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2005 - 11/2005
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of the third round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, the 2005 Albania MICS was a nationally representative survey designed to provide indicators concerning the health of women and children. Interviews were completed with 5,150 households, 5,091 women aged 15-49 years, and the mothers/caretakers of 1093 children under the age of five. Three questionnaires were used in the survey:

  • A household questionnaire that included modules covering education, water and sanitation, child labor, child discipline, disability, and salt iodization. 
  • A questionnaire for individual women aged 15-49 years covering child mortality, tetanus toxoid vaccination, maternal health, marriage, contraception, and health literacy. 
  • A questionnaire concerning children under age five included modules on birth registration, child development, vitamin A supplements, breastfeeding, health care use, immunization, and anthropometry.
Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Injectable contraceptives, Iodine supplements, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malnutrition, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Religion, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight