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Palestine Nutrition Survey 2002


General Info
Palestine (PSE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2002 - 06/2002
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Palestine Nutrition Survey 2002 collected information about the nutritional status of children ages 6-59 months in 5,228 households (2,994 in the West Bank and 2,234 in the Gaza Strip). The sample for the 2002 Nutrition Survey was drawn from the sample of the Health Survey conducted in 2000. In addition to health information such as health care access and use, chronic conditions, micronutrient supplementation, and breastfeeding and early feeding practices, interviewers collected contextual information on household assets, income, and housing characteristics. Hemoglobin tests were conducted for consenting mothers and children, and anthropometric measurements were collected for all children. 

The Nutrition Survey 2002 may be purchased from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS); a report is also available to download from the PCBS