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Cameroon Demographic and Health Survey 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de santé et à Indicateurs Multiples (EDS-MICS) 2011
Cameroon (CMR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 08/2011
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2011 Cameroon Special Demographic and Health Survey is a DHS supplemented with questions from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. The survey used a national sample of 14,214 households, with subsamples of 15,426 women (aged 15 to 49) and 7,191 (aged 15 to 59) men. Three questionnaires were used during the survey: a household questionnaire, and individual women's questionnaire, and an individual men's questionnaire. All individual men and women selected for these subsamples were eligible for HIV tests. Among households not selected for the individual men's questionnaire, all women and children 6-59 months old were tested for anemia and had an assessment of nutritional status, with children also eligible for malaria testing.

The survey covered topics such as iodine salt test, malaria tests, HIV testing, child discipline, birth registration, pregnancy history, domestic violence, male circumcision, and tobacco use.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Circumcision, Community action, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diagnosis, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household heat, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Immunization, Incontinence, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-treatment, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever