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Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey 2015


General Info
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2015 - 10/2015
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) 2015 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey series. The survey was designed to provide information on the knowledge and practice of malaria prevention in Nigeria. Topics covered also include birth history, child mortality, and demographic characteristics. For the 2015 Nigeria MIS, 8,034 women ages 15-49 from 7,745 households were successfully interviewed. Blood smear parasitemia and finger prick blood tests were conducted for the presence of anemia and malaria in children ages 6-59 months.