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Laos National Health Survey 2000


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2000 - 11/2000
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Laos National Health Survey 2000 was conducted simultaneously with and in conjunction with the Laos MICS 2000. The NHS included several extra components beyond the MICS questionnaires on maternal and child health, including blood tests for serum retinol (Vitamin A deficiency) and malaria, urine tests for iodine deficiency, vision exams, and examinations of goiters by palpatation and ultrasound. Data collection for the MICS portion of the survey ended in April 2000, but NHS data collection continued with rounds in July and November. The NHS interviewed 3,635 women between the ages of 15-49, and 5,133 children under the age of 5.