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Brazil National Demographic and Health Survey of Children and Women 2006-2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Pesquisa nacional de demografia e saúde da criança e da mulher (PNDS 2006)
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2006 - 05/2007
Series or system 
Brazil National Demographic and Health Survey (PNDS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to collect data on the health of women aged 15-49 years and children under 5 years old. The survey gathered data on the topics of reproductive health, sexual behavior, housing conditions, socidemographic characteristics, health status, and health care access.

The data were collected through in-person interviews, anthropometric measurements, and blood samples. The household cooking salt was also tested for iodine content. The survey employed one questionnaire for the household and one questionnaire for women aged 15-49 years. Blood samples were taken from the participating women and children in order to measure the level of Vitamin A and hemoglobin. Height, weight, and waist circumference measurements were also taken. During this survey, 15,575 women interviewed and blood samples were taken from 4,081 children.

Age at first sex, Anemia, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Burns, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Drownings, Education, Electricity, Employment, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fever, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household water treatment, Hypertension, IUDs, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Iron supplements, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Measles vaccines, Mortality, Nurses, Obesity, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Physicians, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Population, Postnatal care, Prevalence, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Road traffic injuries, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unintentional injuries, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Vitamin A deficiency, Micronutrients