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Pakistan National Nutrition Survey 2001-2002


General Info
Original or alternative title 
NNS 2001-02
Pakistan (PAK)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2001 - 10/2001
Series or system 
Pakistan National Nutrition Survey (NNS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The National Nutrition Survey conducted in 2001-2002 assessed nutritional levels and health status of mothers and children in Pakistan. Data were collected through a questionnaire consisting of four modules including a household questionnaire, biochemical and clinical questionnaires, and a dietary form. Hemoglobin levels and anthropometric measurements were also recorded. Additional biochemical samples including serum retinal, serum ferritin, and zinc, were collected from mothers and children under-5. Urine samples were collected from mothers and children ages 6-12 years for iodine deficiency. The survey sampled 10,656 households from 700 primary sampling units.