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China Health and Nutrition Survey 1989


General Info
China (CHN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1989 - 01/1990
Series or system 
China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS)
Data type
  • Household

The 1989 CHNS covered 15,917 individuals in 9 provinces in China.  While not nationally representative, the provinces selected were chosen to provide significant variation in geography, health indicators, economic development.  The survey included a household interview, a health exam for children and adults, and a community interview. The nutrition portion of the survey was done using a daily food consumption diary.  In addition to topics often covered by household surveys, the CHNS included a section on how time was allocated during the week, wedding expenses, and the one-couple-one-child program.  The anthropometry portion of the survey also included a physical exam.