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Colombia National Health Survey 2007-2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Salud (ENS) 2007
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2007 - 04/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

This survey collected data from households, facilities, and patients to characterize the health situation at the national, regional, subregional, and department levels. The household sample was 41,543 units (164,474 individuals), 6,210 of which were drawn from the Profamilia sample used in the 2005 DHS. Data were gathered on individuals between the ages of 0-17. A subsample of adults 18-49 answered special modules and a subsample of these received an examination that measured blood glucose, lipid profiles, blood pressure, height and weight. The provider sample was 1,170 (608 private and mixed and 562 public) and included a subsample of outpatient facilities, clinics, and midwives. 123,917 patients at outpatient, emergency, and hospital facilities were also interviewed.

Fieldwork for the survey was done in 2007, except in the archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia where it was done March-April of 2008.

Alcohol use, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Antiretroviral therapy, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Back pain, Beds, Biopsy, Birth certificates, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cancers, Child health care, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colonoscopy, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Crime, DTP vaccines, Dengue, Dental care, Dental caries, Dentists, Diabetes, Diagnostic equipment, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Edentulism, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Female infertility, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health promotion, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Illicit drug use, Income, Incubators, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, International migration, Iron, Laboratories, Literacy, Live births, MMR vaccines, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Medical tests, Mental and behavioral disorders, Neck pain, Nurses, Obesity, Obstetrical equipment, Occupational injuries, Oral conditions, Oral rehydration therapy, Otitis media, Pap smears, Pentavalent vaccines, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Physicians, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private social assistance, Public social assistance, Rabies vaccines, Rehabilitation, Respiratory infections, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Tobacco smoking, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Ultrasound, Unintentional injuries, Urban ambient air pollution, Violence, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Yellow fever vaccines