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Philippines - Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Baseline Survey 1983-1986


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Philippines - Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Baseline Survey 1983-1984
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/1983 - 04/1986
Series or system 
Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (CLHNS)
Data type
  • Community
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Urban-rural representative

The Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey follows a cohort of Filipino women who gave birth between May 1, 1983 and April 30, 1984. Originally a study of infant feeding patterns, the study was expanded to examine infant anthropometry, infant and maternal health status, family planning, health behaviors, and socioeconomic factors. 

The baseline survey tracked 3,080 single live births from 3,327 women in metropolitan Cebu; these women and households were interviewed multiple times over the following two years. Individual, household, and community questionnaires were used during the baseline survey to collect detailed information about the births, community health and family planning facilities, diet and nutrition, morbidity, and water quality. 

Health facility surveys were conducted, but the data were not included in the published dataset.

Follow-up surveys have continued to track mothers and children throughout their reproductive lifetimes.

Abortion, Agriculture, Antenatal care, Assets, Birth control pills, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child labor, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Diarrhea, Diet, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fever, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Land ownership, Languages, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal conditions, Measles, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrient supplements, Occupations, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Population density, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth complications, Prices, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Roads, Sanitation, School enrollment, Schools, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unemployment, Waste disposal, Water supply, Abortive outcome, Cohort study, Occupation codes