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Samoa Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2019-2020


General Info
Samoa (WSM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2019 - 02/2020
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The sample for the Samoa MICS 2019-20 was designed to provide estimates for indicators on the situation of children and women at the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for the four regions of the country: Apia Urban Area, North West Upolu, Rest of Upolu and Savaii. The urban and rural areas were identified as the main sampling strata and the sample of households was selected in two stages. Within each stratum, a specified number of census enumeration areas were selected using systematic equal probability sampling procedure. A systematic sample of 20 households from rural EAs and 15 households from urban EAs was drawn. All of the selected enumeration areas were visited during the fieldwork data collection. The sampling frame was based on 2016 Samoa Census of Population and Housing. It was calculated that 204 sample clusters would need to be selected in total. As the sample is not self-weighting, sample weights are used for reporting survey results. 

Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child mortality, Children, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, Fruits and vegetables, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, International migration, Internet, Iodine supplements, Iron, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Multiple births, Night blindness, Nonprofits, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rheumatic heart disease, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc