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Burkina Faso National Nutrition Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Nationale Nutritionnelle 2012
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2012 - 10/2012
Series or system 
Burkina Faso National Nutrition Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The purpose of this survey was to collect current information on the nutritional status of children ages 0-59 months. The data were collected to target areas at highest risk of malnutrition by determining the frequency of both acute and chronic malnutrition, and the frequency of underweight children under age 5. The survey also collected information on morbidity and on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices in children 0-23 months.

The survey was conducted through questionnaires and anthropometric measurements. Households were selected through a systematic random draw and 19,353 children were surveyed. The Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transition (SMART) methodology was used.