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Costa Rica Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta de Indicadores MĂșltiples por Conglomerados 2011
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2011 - 11/2011
Series or system 
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Costa Rica Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2011 by the Costa Rican Demographic Assocation in coordination with the Ministry of Health, with technical support from UNICEF. The MICS is part of the fourth round of the MICS international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. The survey covers health, education, child protection, and HIV/AIDS.

Interviews were successfully completed for 5,561 households. In addition, interviews were completed for 5,084 women and 2,274 children.

Age at first sex, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child health care, Child labor, Community health clinics, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Land ownership, Languages, Literacy, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Shingles vaccines, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Syphilis, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, VCT, Vaccination cards, Water supply, Zinc, Complete birth history, Summary birth history