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Libya Maternal and Child Health Survey 1995


General Info
Original or alternative title 
The Arab Libyan Maternal and Child Health Survey
Libya (LBY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1995 - 12/1995
Data type
  • Household
  • Urban-rural representative

The Arab Libyan Maternal and Child Health Survey, which was conducted as part of the PAPCHILD project, was a nationally representative survey covering 6,707 households, and 5,348 children under 5. Anthropometric measurements were taken for approximately 85% of the children. The survey included questionnaires for the household, women and children; it also included a community questionnaire covering health facilities, equipment, services and personnel. Topics included fertility preferences and contraceptive use, causes of childhood death (through a "verbal autopsy" component - questions on symptoms before death), breastfeeding and other food given to children, childhood illness and accidents, immunization, and demographic characteristics.

The 1997 published report may be available through the library system.