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 2017. It was organized by UNHCR in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, World Food Programme (WFP) and 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. Each camp was treated as a strata in the sample, and the sample frame included 1762 households in Goudebo (18.7% children under five) and 1505 households in Mentao (17.9% children under five).
In Goudebo, 226 households were included in the water and sanitation and mosquito net modules,199 women in the women's module, and 455 in the children's module.
In Mentao, 236 households were included in the water and sanitation and mosquito net modules,216 women in the women's module, and 441 in the children's 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).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UN Refugee Agency
Household size above 10 in household-level modules top-coded to 10.