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Malawi Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019-2020


General Info
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2019 - 08/2020
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The MICS 2019-20 is a nationally representative sample survey encompassing a total of 26,882 households; involving women age 15-49 years, men age 15-49 years and children 0-5 years in 1,111 clusters. One third of the households in the sample were selected for male survey. The survey has been designed to provide estimates of key indicators for the rural and urban areas in Malawi, the three Regions, and the 28 districts. In addition to the administration of questionnaires, fieldwork teams tested the salt used for cooking in the households for iodine content, observed the place for handwashing, measured the weights and heights of children age under 5 and tested household and source water for E. coli levels. The objective of the survey is to provide information on indicators for monitoring the welfare of Women and Children. The survey was carried out from December 2019-August 2020. 

Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Bullying, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Crime, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary protein, Dietary sugar, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, Fruits and vegetables, HIV and AIDS, HIV transmission, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing aids, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mobility aids, Mortality, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupational risk factors, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rotavirus vaccines, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco and nicotine use, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Violence-related risk factors, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc