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Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018


General Info
Gambia (GMB)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2018 - 04/2018
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018 is part of MICS round six. It collected data about various indicators health indicators. The survey included six questionnaires: households, water quality, women (ages 15-49), men (ages 15-49), children under five (completed by the mother or caretaker for every eligible child), children ages 5-17 (completed by the mother or caretaker for one randomly selected eligible child in each household).

A total of 7,405 households were successfully interviewed for this survey. This included 13,640 women, 4,522 men, 9,907 children under 5, and 5,696 children 5-17. 

Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Edema, Education, Electricity, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Fertility, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household heat, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc