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Belize Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Third Follow-Up Household Survey 2022


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Belize (BLZ)
Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2022 - 08/2022
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) is a regional public-private partnership that brings together Mesoamerican governments, private foundations and bilateral and multilateral donors with the purpose of reducing health inequalities affecting the poorest 20 percent of the population in the  region. The SMI community survey carried out in Belize covers eligible women’s background characteristics, access to health care, fertility preferences, and knowledge and use of contraceptive methods (including barriers to use). Women who have been pregnant in the last two years answer questions about birth history; antenatal, delivery, and postpartum care; breastfeeding; and infant feeding practices. Caretakers of children aged 0-5 years are asked detailed questions for each child under age 5 on topics such as child’s current health status, recent history of illness, immunization, and supplementation history.