The UNHCR Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) provide regular nutrition data that plays a key role in delivering effective and timely interventions to ensure good nutritional outcomes among populations affected by forced displacement. This survey took place in Goudebou and Mentao refugee camps in December 2015. It was organized by UNHCR in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, World Food Programme (WFP), IEDA Relief, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Children 0-23 months
Children 6-59 months
Women 15-49 years
Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
The SENS covered the following topics:
- Children 0-23 months: feeding practices
- Children 6-59 months: prevalence of acute malnutrition, underweight, stunting and anaemia, coverage of vit A supplementation, and prevalence of diarrhea
- Chidlren 9-59 months: coverage of measles vaccination, vitamin A supplementation and deworming
- Women 15-49 years: prevalence of anaemia
- Household: food security, water, sanitation and hygiene practices, use of mosquito nets
Health and Nutrition
Goudebou and Mentao refugee camps
children 0-59 months
women 15-49 years
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The sample size was determined based on the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transition (SMART) methodology and calculated using ENA for SMART software. The sample frame included 3031 households (14.0% children under five) in Goudebou and 3382 households (18.3% children under five) in Mentao. Each camp was treated as a strata in the sample.
In Goudebou, 182 households were included in the household-level modules, 115 women in the women's module, 190 children under five in the children's modules, and 97 children 0-23 months in the infants module.
In Mentao, 231 households were included in the household-level modules, 201 women in the women's module, 208 children under five in the children's modules, and 86 children 0-23 months in the infants module.
Data are weighted by refugee camp and target population: children 0-59 months, women 15-49 years and households. Design weights included in datasets (see survey_weight).