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El Salvador Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Baseline Census and Household Survey 2011


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Ahuachapán, Cabañas, Cuscatlán, La Libertad, La Paz, La Unión, Morazán, San Vicente
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2011 - 07/2011
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative (SMI) focuses on reducing inequalities in maternal and child health in Mesoamerica. This dataset is the product of an SMI impact evaluation. It includes results of a baseline household census and baseline household survey conducted in eight departments in El Salvador. The census captured basic demographic characteristics of all usual household occupants and was used to produce a sample of households containing eligible women (ages 15-49) and children (ages 0-59 months) for the household survey. In the household survey, any household heads and all eligible women were interviewed. Information was collected on additional demographic characteristics; healthcare use, access, and expenditures; and perceived quality of key interventions for women of reproductive age and children. Height, weight, and anemia measurements were taken for children under age 5.

Abortive outcome, Absenteeism, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Children, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fever, Fish, Food expenditures, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, General surgery, Glucose tests, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care prices, Health care use, Health education, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Household expenditures, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Infant care, Infants, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Intensive care units, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pain, Paralysis, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, Secondhand smoke, Seizures, Self-treatment, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stroke, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Ultrasound, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Zinc