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Mexico Family Life Survey 2008-2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional sobre Niveles de Vida de los Hogares (ENNViH), MxFLS-3, 2009-2012
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2008 - 10/2013
Series or system 
Mexico Family Life Survey
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The third round of the Mexican Family Life Survey (MxFLS-3) took place primarily during 2009-2012, with some data collected in late 2008 and 2013. Nearly 90 percent of the sample households from the original baseline survey in 2002 were relocated and reinterveiwed, as well as new households that grew out of the previous rounds. As in previous rounds, the MxFLS-3 collected a wide range of information about each household member, including detailed demographic and socioeconomic information, migration experiences, cognitive ability, victimization, health status perceptions, use of health services, and health measurements (including height, weight, blood pressure, and blood samples). Household information covering food expenditures, land use, economic activities, and victimization was also collected. New to the third round questionnaires were questions covering paternity, child care, access to credit, and food security.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Allergies, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child labor, Child mortality, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Crime, Crops, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Dental examinations, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diet, Disasters, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Environmental hazards, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Fever, Folic acid supplements, Food expenditures, Glucose tests, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Housing, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Infrastructure, Injectable contraceptives, International migration, Interpersonal violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Loans, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Migraine, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Obesity, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Otitis media, Pain, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Prices, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Pulse, Roads, Rotavirus vaccines, Safety, Sanitation, School enrollment, Schools, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Sleep, Stillbirths, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Violence, Vitamin A supplements, Vomiting, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight