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Costa Rica Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta de Mujeres, Niñez y Adolescencia 2018 (EMNA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2018 - 10/2018
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The sample for the National Survey of Women, Childhood and Adolescence (EMNA) was used to provide estimates for a large number of indicators on the conditions of women, children and adolescence at the national level, by urban and rural area, as well as the seven provinces of the country: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limón. Four questionnaires were used in the survey: 1) a household questionnaire to collect basic demographic information about all the people who are de jure household members; 2) a questionnaire for individual women applied in each home to all women 15-49 years of age; 3) a questionnaire for children under 5 years old, administered to mothers (or caregivers) of all minor children 5 years living in the home; and 4) a questionnaire for children from 5 to 17 years of age, answered by the mother (or caregiver).

Adolescents, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child development, Child labor, Children, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Dietary supplements, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Environmental hazards, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Fertility, Fever, Firearms, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, HIV and AIDS, Health insurance, Health literacy, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Intentional injuries, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Limited mobility, Literacy, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal health, Meat, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Mobility aids, Nutrition, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Private social assistance, Public social assistance, Race, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rubella vaccines, Sanitation, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Summary birth history, Survival, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Unprocessed red meat, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Zinc