National Nutrition and Health Survey 2014

It is a first survey conducted in the 36 states of the country aimed at assessing the nutritional and health status of children under 5 years of age and of women in the reproductive age group (15-49 years) at anational level. Additional key indicators assessed include household access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Name of data collection activity

Nigeria National Nutrition and Health Survey 2014

Year(s) of Implementation





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

25,567 households, 46506 women and children; 20,939 children, 23942 women

Sampling procedure

The 2015 NNHS sample has been selected using a two-stage cluster design. First stage sampling procedure: cluster selection. The PSU (clusters) for each state were randomly selected from the national master sample frame according to the probability proportional to size (PPS) method with the support from National
Population Commission. Second stage sampling procedure: household selection. The second stage of sampling consisted of selecting households within each cluster by using systematic random selection. The team leader was responsible for the determination of the total number of households in the cluster by conducting a household listing through detailed enumeration of the selected cluster with a support from the community leader. This served as the sampling frame for the selection of households. The team leader then entered the total number of households onto the tablet and sampling interval was automatically calculated and displayed on the tablet. The sampling interval is calculated by dividing the total number of households in the cluster by the number of households to be interviewed. A random number table was used to randomly select a start number, between 1 and the sampling interval, to identify the first household. The sampling interval was used to identify all subsequent households to be included in the survey.

Data collection period

July to September 2015

Data collection tool


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