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Egypt Maternal and Child Health Survey 1991


General Info
Egypt (EGY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1991 - 03/1991
Data type
  • Household

The Egypt Maternal and Child Health Survey, which was conducted as part of the PAPCHILD project, was a nationally representative survey covering 11,074 households, 9,862 ever-married women, ages 15-55, and 8,160 children under 5. Anthropometric measurements were taken for 3,423 children. The sample was drawn from a probability, stratified sample. The survey included questionnaires for the household, women and children; it also included a community questionnaire covering health facilities, equipment, services and personnel. Topics included fertility preferences and contraceptive use, causes of childhood death (through a "verbal autopsy" component - questions on symptoms before death), breastfeeding and other food given to children, childhood illness and accidents, immunization, and demographic characteristics.

The 1993 published report may be available through the library system.