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Ecuador National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición (ENSANUT-ECU) 2011-2013
Ecuador (ECU)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2012 - 12/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT-ECU), sometimes translated as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, collected health and nutrition information from 19,949 households and about 92,500 individuals under the age of 60. Topics included anthropometric, blood and urine measurements, tobacco and alcohol use, physical activity, diet (through a 24-hour food recall diary), as well as issues of health care use and access.

Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Anemia, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Burns, Calcium, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Cholesterol, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary fiber, Digestive diseases, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fever, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Housing, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, International migration, Languages, Legumes, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal mortality, Maternal sepsis, Meat, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Milk, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Nuts, Oral hygiene, Oral rehydration therapy, Pap smears, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Place of death, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Processed meats, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Respiratory infections, Road traffic injuries, Rotavirus, Sanitation, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Unprocessed red meat, Urinary tract infections, Urine tests, Vaccine preventable childhood diseases, Vegetables, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Yellow fever vaccines, Vitamin A deficiency