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Malaysia National Health and Morbidity Survey 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National Health and Morbidity Survey 2016: Maternal and Child Health
Malaysia (MYS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2016 - 05/2016
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 this survey was to collect and assess information on the health and development of children and mothers to inform maternal and child health resource and nutrition services planning. Data were collected about mothers ages 15-49 and children under age 5, with face-to-face interview and self-administered questionnaires, anthropometric measurements, and behavioral tests. Data were gathered on household demographics, nutritional and health status, immunizations, autism and developmental delays, child morbidity, education, child protection, infant feeding, and antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care. The children were screened for autism with MCHAT – Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers.

Abortion, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, BCG vaccines, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Employment, Endocrine disorders, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Folic acid supplements, Fruits, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health literacy, Health status, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Household water treatment, Hypertension, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Immunization, Income, Injections, Injuries, Legumes, Live births, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal conditions, Maternal hemorrhage, Meat, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Neonatal conditions, Nurses, Obstructed labor, Occupations, Oral hygiene, Oral rehydration therapy, Physical therapy, Place of delivery, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prevalence, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Public health facilities, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, Self-treatment, Skilled birth attendants, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Summary birth history, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thalassemias, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Ultrasound, Urine tests, Vegetables, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Abortive outcome