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El Salvador Salud Mesoamérica Initiative Second Follow-Up Household Survey 2017


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Ahuachapán, Cabañas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlán, La Libertad, La Unión, Morazán, San Miguel, San Vicente, Usulután
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2017 - 09/2017
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 household survey captures household characteristics, reported maternal and child health data for women 15-49 years of age and for children 0-59 months of age, and anthropometric measurements including height, weight, and hemoglobin concentration for children. Community data collection via household surveys permits the measurement of changes in health status, access to health care, and satisfaction with health care, as well as an array of data points which give context to these factors.