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Malawi Malaria Indicator Survey 2012


General Info
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2012 - 05/2012
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Malawi Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) 2012 was conducted as part of Phase 6 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series. For the 2012 Malawi MIS, 2,906 women ages of 15-49 were interviewed from 3,500 households. There were no male respondents. Blood tests for anemia and malaria were done for children ages 6-59 months using a finger prick blood sample.

A total of three questionnaires were used, one for households, one for women, and one for bio-markers.