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Timor-Leste Food and Nutrition Survey 2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2013 Timor-Leste Food and Nutrition Survey (TLFNS)
Time period covered 
05/2013 - 09/2013
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Food and Nutrition Survey conducted in 2013 was the first survey of its kind carried out in Timor-Leste. The survey collected data on nutritional risk factors, health literacy and promotion, decision-making in households, nutritional and health status of children, breastfeeding, and food security. Micronutrient deficiencies, prevalence of iodized salt, and aflatoxin exposure in children ages 6 to 59 months and non-pregnant mothers ages 14 to 60 years were also assessed.

The target population of the survey were households with children under five years of age. The survey canvassed 9,360 children from all 13 districts in Timor-Leste.