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Zambia Living Conditions Monitoring Survey 2002-2003


General Info
Zambia (ZMB)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2002 - 11/2003
Series or system 
Zambia Living Conditions Monitoring Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The LCMS series of surveys in Zambia were originally based on the Priority Surveys of 1991 and 1993. While the Priority Surveys were aimed at evaluating structural adjustment policies, the LCMS series focused on providing indicators of living conditions and poverty.

The 2002-2003 LCMS III was the third in the series. It was the the first LCMS to cover a sample of households over a period of 12 months, to avoid recall bias and to capture changes in welfare due to seasonal variation.

Two questionnaires were used. One for living condition data and one for household expenditures, household income, non-farm enterprises and household deaths. Expenditure data was collected using a household diary method. The poverty estimates are not comparable across all surveys in this series.

Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, COPD, Child anthropometry, Child labor, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Cough, Crops, DTP vaccines, Dentists, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Disasters, Domestic migration, Edema, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Family composition, Family size, Fertilizers, Fever, Fishing, Food expenditures, Headache, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household expenditures, Housing, Housing materials, Hypertension, Illicit drug use, Income, Injuries, Internet, Jaundice, Length of stay, Livestock, Living conditions, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Measles, Measles vaccines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Military service, Nurses, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral conditions, Otitis media, Pain, Paralysis, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pesticides, Pharmacists, Physicians, Polio vaccines, Poverty, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sense organ diseases, Skin diseases, Stroke, Summary birth history, Teachers, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Vaccination cards, Varicella, Vision loss, Vomiting, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight