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Saudi Arabia Family Health Survey 1996-1997


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/1996 - 01/1997
Series or system 
Gulf Family Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The survey is part of the Gulf Family Health Survey (GFHS), a research program executed by the Council of Health Ministers of the GCC States. The sample of 11,080 households was based on the 1992 census.  The survey instrument consisted of four questionnaires: household health status, household socioeconomic and environmental conditions, reproductive health, and child health.  The first two questionnaires were successfully administered to 10,510 households.  The reproductive health questionnaire was answered by 8,894 ever-married women under 50 years of age, while the child health questionnaire gathered information on 10,831 children under five years of age. The report included demographic information, general health indicators, patterns of chronic illness and care-seeking  behavior, nuptiality, indicators of safe motherhood and obstetric complications, child nutritional status, breastfeeding and supplementation, childhood morbidity, and immunization.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Allergies, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diet, Dietary supplements, Digestive diseases, Disability, Education, Electricity, Employment, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Headache, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health literacy, Health status, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis vaccines, Home care, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household deaths, Housing, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Incidence, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insulin, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal morbidity, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Oral rehydration therapy, Otitis media, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Population, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Respiratory infections, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Self-treatment, Sense organ diseases, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Stroke, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Trichuriasis, Unintentional injuries, Urinary tract infections, Vaccination cards, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight