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Malaysia National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015


General Info
Malaysia (MYS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2015 - 06/2015
Series or system 
Malaysia National Health and Morbidity Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of the 2015 Malaysia National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) was to collect information on health needs, health expenditures, and patterns of health problems, which would enable the Ministry of Health to assess and plan programs and resource allocation. The 2015 survey was the first in the new cycle of NHMS (2015-2018). The specific focus for the 2015 survey was health care demands, noncommunicable diseases, and noncommunicable disease risk factors. Data were collected with household interviews using a questionnaire, self-administered questionnaires, clinical assessments, and biochemistry tests. Households were randomly selected and approximately 10,000 were sampled.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Ambulances, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Anxiety, Appendicitis, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Breathing difficulty, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cellulitis, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Cough, Dengue, Dental care, Dentists, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, Eczema, Education, Education expenditures, Employment, Employment benefits, Endocrine disorders, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Fruits, General surgery, Glucose tests, Gout, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis, Hospitals, Household expenditures, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Income, Insulin, Intestinal nematode infections, Jaundice, Length of stay, Leprosy, Limited mobility, Loans, Malaria, Male infertility, Marital status, Measles, Medical tests, Medicines, Menopause, Mental health symptoms, Migraine, Military service, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nurses, Obesity, Oral conditions, Osteoporosis, Outpatient facilities, Pain, Parkinson's disease, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physical activity, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Prevalence, Private health facilities, Psoriasis, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, STDs, Sanitation, Scabies, Schizophrenia, School enrollment, Self-treatment, Sense organ diseases, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Sleep disorders, Smokeless tobacco use, Sore throat, Stroke, Tobacco smoking, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Urinary diseases, Urinary tract infections, Urticaria, Uterine fibroids, Vector control, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Working conditions, X-rays