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Algeria National Health Survey 2005


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Nationale Santé 2005
Algeria (DZA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2005 - 07/2005
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative

The sample of the 2005 National Health Survey in Algeria was designed to collect data from 4,818 households in 16 of Algeria's 48 provinces. The distribution of the sample corresponded to the national distribution of the population.

Each head of the household was asked questions about socioeconomic factors and diseases affecting members of the household. The responses were then coded in ICD-10 by physicians who supervised each household visit.

Additional modules on typical food consumption, physical activity, and well-being (the SF-36 questionnaire) were answered by household members age 35-70. Measurements of individuals height, weight, and blood pressure were taken, as well as blood samples to measure glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides.