Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

The Nigeria 2011 MICS was conducted as part of Round 4 of the survey series. Topics covered include child health and mortality, nutrition, sanitation, reproductive health, education, child protection, and HIV/AIDS. A total of 29,077 households were selected to participate in the survey. Three questionnaires were used including: one for households, one for women between the age of 15 and 49 years, and one for children under the age of 5 years completed by mothers or caregivers.

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

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

29, 077 households, 55992 women and children; 30, 791 women, 25, 201 children

Sampling procedure

The states within each zone were identified as the main sampling strata while the Enumeration Areas (EAs) within each state were identified as the main sampling units and the sample was selected in two stages. Within each state, 40 census enumeration areas (demarcated by the National Population Commission (NPopC) for the 2006 housing and population census) were selected systematically with equal probability within each state reaching a total of 1,480. After a household listing was carried out within the selected EAs, a systematic sample of 20 households was drawn in each sample EA.

Data collection period

February and March 2011

Data collection tool

Household Questionnaire, Women Questionnaire, Children’s Questionnaire

Implementing organization

National Bureau of Statistics

Collaborating organization


Funding agency


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