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Kuwait Family Health Survey 1996


General Info
Kuwait (KWT)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/1996 - 12/1996
Series or system 
Gulf Family Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The survey is part of the Gulf Family Health Survey (GFHS), a research program executed by the Council of Health Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States. The survey instruments consist of four questionnaires: household health status, household environmental conditions, reproductive health, and child health.  The first two questionnaires were successfully administered to 3,673 households. The reproductive health questionnaire was answered by 3,453 ever-married women under 50 years of age, while the child health questionnaire gathered information on 3,514 children under five years of age. 

The survey covers topics such as living conditions, maternal care, tobacco use, child vaccinations, and various health indicators of morbidity. The report and tabulations may be available through the library system.

Abortion, Allergies, Anemia, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimotility drugs, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Blood disorders, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child health care, Children, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptives, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Eczema, Education, Education degrees, Electricity, Employment, Epilepsy, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, G6PD deficiency, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, IUDs, Immunization, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Injuries, Insulin, Iron supplements, Iron-deficiency anemia, Ischemic heart disease, Leisure activities, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, MMR vaccines, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Measles, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Mumps, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Nutritional deficiencies, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Paralysis, Peptic ulcer disease, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Refrigeration, Road traffic injuries, Rubella, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, Sexual sterilization, Sickle cell disorders, Skin diseases, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Stroke, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thalassemias, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Urinary tract infections, Urticaria, Vaccination cards, Varicella, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Summary birth history, Trichuriasis, Hookworm disease, Ascariasis, Abortive outcome