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Chile National Socioeconomic Characterization Survey 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Chile Encuesta Nacional de Caracterización Socio-económica (CASEN) 2015
Chile (CHL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2015 - 01/2016
Series or system 
Chile National Socioeconomic Characterization Survey (CASEN)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Chile National Socioeconomic Characterization Survey 2015 covered topics such as education, employment, income, and health status. The survey included a sample size of 83,887 households living in 15 regions of the country and information from 266,968 individuals. Several areas (General Lagos, Colchane, Ollagüe, Juan Fernandez, Isla de Pascua, Cochamó, Chaitén, Futaleufú, Hualaihué, Palena, Lago Verde, Güaitecas, O´Higgins, Tortel, Laguna Blanca, Río Verde, San Gregorio, Cabo de Hornos, Antártica, Primavera, Timuakel, Torres del Paine) were excluded as they were difficult to access. However, this survey should be considered nationally representative. This survey is also known by the acronym CASEN. 

Agriculture, Antenatal care, Assets, Asthma, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, COPD, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Children, Colon and rectum cancers, Community health clinics, Cooking fuels, Dairy products, Dental care, Diabetes, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Education degrees, Education expenditures, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing loss, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household heat, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Income, International migration, Internet, Interventions, Ischemic heart disease, Languages, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, Loans, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Nurses, Obesity, Occupation codes, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Pap smears, Pediatrics, Pharmacies, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Sanitation, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Self-treatment, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Stomach cancer, Surgical procedures, Teachers, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Unemployment, Unipolar depressive disorders, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply