MICS1 is an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women, covering health, education, child protection and HIV/AIDS; it includes vaccination, contraceptive use and symptoms like diarrhea, cough and fever.
Name of data collection activity
Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
Year(s) of Implementation
Frequency of implementation
Every four years
Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Edo, Ekiti, Gombo, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, FCT
Type of data collection activity
Cross sectional survey
16, 120 households
A uniform sample per state of 600 housing units was decided upon. Although non-response estimated at about 5 percent from previous surveys is expected to reduce this sample further, it was expected that most states have 550 or more households. The sample was drawn from 30 EAs and a sub-sample of 20 housing units systematically selected from the listing of housing units within the selected EAs. All households within the selected housing units were interviewed.
Data collection period
Data collection tool
Household Questionnaire, Children’s Questionnaire