Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

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

Geographical Coverage


States Implemented

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

Program Area

Type of data collection activity

Cross sectional survey

Sample size

16, 120 households

Sampling procedure

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

Implementing organization

National Bureau of Statistics

Collaborating organization


Funding agency


Documentation Unavailable

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