Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2007

MICS3 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 of Implementation




Frequency of Implementation

Every four years

Geographical Coverage


States Implementation

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

Maternal and Child health

Target group/Population of Interest

Women aged 15 to 49 years, Children aged less than 5 years old

Population unit

Household, Individual

Type of data collection activity

Cross sectional survey

Sample size

26,735 households, 41114 women and children; 24,565 women, 16,549 children

Sampling procedure

The sample design was two-stage in each state, where a systematic sample of 30 census enumeration areas (EAs) was selected with equal probability to form the first stage or primary sampling units (PSUs). The updated 1991 Population Census Enumeration Area demarcation was used. Household listing was conducted in each of the selected EAs to provide an up-to-date frame of housing units (HU) as the secondary sampling units (SSUs). A systematic sample of 25 housing units was subsequently drawn with equal probability within each of the selected EAs, and all the households in each of the selected HUs were canvassed. Thus, in each state, 750 HUs were drawn yielding a total of 27,750 HUs for the country. The sample was stratified by states and was hardly self weighting at either state or national level. Hence, sample weights were used for reporting state or national results.

Data collection period

March to April 2007

Data collection tool

Household Questionnaire, Women Questionnaire, Children’s Questionnaire

Implementing organization

National Bureau of Statistics

Collaborating organization


Funding agency


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