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Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996


General Info
Lesotho (LSO)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/1996 - 06/1996
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Lesotho Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 1996 is part of MICS1, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the 1996 Lesotho MICS, 5,559 women age 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 5,566 households. Additionally, information on 3,301 children under 5 and 4,887 children age 6-12 was collected.