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Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey 2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey – Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS–MICS) 2013
Vanuatu (VUT)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2013 - 12/2013
Series or system 
Asian Development Bank Demographic and Health Survey (ADB DHS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey 2013 was undertaken as part of the Pacific Demographic and Health Survey Project, an initiative funded by the Asian Development Bank. The survey was conducted as a combined Demographic and Health Survey - Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS–MICS). The purpose of the 2013 Vanuatu DHS-MICS was to gather information on the health of the population in order to inform and assess policies and programs. Topics covered in the survey include: housing conditions, maternal and child health, breastfeeding, immunizations, and family planning. A sample of the household cooking salt was taken and analyzed for iodine content, and anthropometric measurements, and blood samples were taken to check for anemia in persons born in 2008 and later. Interviews were completed for 1,333 men age 15+ and 2,508 women age 15-49 from 2,200 households.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cannabis use disorders, Child anthropometry, Child labor, Child mortality, Children, Cocaine use disorders, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Edema, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Folic acid supplements, Fruits, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household expenditures, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Menstruation, Milk, Multiple births, Night blindness, Occupations, Opioid use disorders, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Processed meats, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc, Body mass index, Abortive outcome