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Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 1990


General Info
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1990 - 10/1990
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Outpatient

The 1990 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey was a nationally representative survey with the aim of gathering information in the areas of fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, maternal care, vaccination status, breastfeeding, and nutrition.

Data collection took place in two phases: in the southern states from April-July and in the northern states from July-October. Three questionnaires were used: a household questionnaire, an individual questionnaire, and a service availability questionnaire.

The sample was taken from the national master sample for the 1987 and 1992 National Integrated Survey of Households (NISH) program. A total of 299 clusters were selected including 132 urban and 167 rural. Of the 9,998 households selected, a total of 8,999 were interviewed. Out of an eligible 9,200 women age 15-49 years, reproductive histories were collected for 8,781 of them, as well as data on the health of 8,113 of their children under the age of 5-years.

Age at first sex, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, DTP vaccines, Diagnostic equipment, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Electricity, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care services, Health care use, Health facility conditions, Health literacy, Hookworm disease, Household water treatment, Hygiene, IUDs, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, International migration, Iron supplements, Laboratory equipment, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Measles vaccines, Medical equipment, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nutrition, Oral rehydration therapy, Outpatient facilities, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Roads, Sanitation, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Surgical equipment, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight