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Brazil Living Standards Measurement Survey 1996-1997


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Pesquisa sobre Padroes de Vida 1996-1997
Brazil (BRA)
Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe, São Paulo
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/1996 - 03/1997
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household

The 1996-1997 Brazil LSMS was conducted in the Northeast and Southeast regions of the country. As the purpose of the survey was to quickly provide data to indicate trends and significant changes, only just over 4900 households from 10 areas were surveyed. Topics included employment, agricultural and non-agricultural enterprises, fishing, investments, business and household expenses, income, family planning, and fertility.

Abortion, Agriculture, Allergies, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Ascariasis, Assets, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Chronic respiratory diseases, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Crops, Death certificates, Dental examinations, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diet, Digestive diseases, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Gynecological diseases, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Height, Hookworm disease, Household expenditures, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Land ownership, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Race, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual sterilization, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unemployment, Urinary diseases, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Household air pollution, Abortive outcome