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Brazil National Household Sample Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicilios (PNAD) 2012
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 12/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), established in 1967, collects socioeconomic and demographic information about the Brazilian population. Household and individual questionnaires collect information on housing characteristics, migration, education, employment, and fertility. 

In 2012, the survey included questions on Internet access, cell phone possession, and marital status. The nationally representative sample covered 146,203 households and 362,451 individuals across 27 federal units and nine metropolitan regions.