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Algeria Family Health Survey 2002-2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Algérienne sur la Santé de la Famille 2002-2003
Algeria (DZA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2002 - 01/2003
Series or system 
Pan Arab Project for Family Health (PAPFAM)
Data type
  • Household

The Algeria Family Health Survey, part of the PAPFAM project, included five questionnaires:

  • Household characteristics
  • Reproductive health
  • People ages 60 and older
  • Young adults ages 15-29
  • Women ages 55-59

The last three were optional modules for the PAPFAM project.  Most of the survey was conducted in 2002, but the portion covering young adults was not completed until early 2003.

The survey used a two-stage stratified sample of 510 districts with the frame based on the 1998 census. Respondents included:

  • 19,233 households
  • 15,156 women
  • 3,958 people 60 and older
  • 3,268 unmarried people ages 15-29

Topics included health status; knowledge of contraception and sexually-transmitted diseases; attitudes about marriage, gender, education and other topics; work-related injuries; reproductive health; and use of health services.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Aged adults, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Back and neck pain, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Clinical breast exams, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Education, Electricity, Employment, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Gastritis and duodenitis, Glaucoma, Goiter, Gynecological diseases, Gynecology, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hookworm disease, Hormone replacement therapy, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, IUDs, Immunization, Incontinence, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Limited mobility, Literacy, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal morbidity, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Pap smears, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prostheses and implants, Puberty, STDs, Sanitation, Screening mammography, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Syphilis, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Urinary diseases, Urinary tract infections, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Young adults