Ethiopia National Food Consumption Survey, Child Nut Data, 2011

Id EPHI-DS0033
Name Ethiopia National Food Consumption Survey, Child Nut Data, 2011
Format . SAV
Coverage Location National (all regional states and two city administrations of Ethiopia)
Coverage Sex Both

The 2011 Ethiopian National Food Consumption Survey (FCS) was conducted to provide evidence for the National Food Fortification Program. The survey collected nationally and regionally representative cross-sectional Food Consumption Survey among 8424 households (HH) across nine regions and two city administrations. In most HH, one child 6-35 months, and one woman 15-45 years were interviewed for selected socio-demographic characteristics, recent morbidity, anthropometry, and single 24-hour dietary recall, including recipes, food sources, and methods of preparation. The data for the study was managed and analyzed by CSPro4.0 and SPSS software. The results of the survey showed that the following things. First, the proportion of children, women, and men who reported consuming food that contained any purchased wheat flour (thus, potentially fortifiable) in the previous 24 hours are 28 percent of children and 20 percent of women nationally, and 67 percent of children, 52 percent of women, 47 percent of men living in urban areas. Second, the consumption of oil was much higher, with 45 percent and 50 percent of children and women nationally respectively, and 69 percent, 72 percent, and 77 percent of children, women, and men living in urban areas. The study suggests that evidence-based justification is required in order to identify appropriate food vehicles and fortify any products for the general population.

Additional Material No
Recommended Yes
Cleaned Yes
Cleaned Format . csdb
RawFormat . csdb
Date Data Collection Started 2011-06-01
Date Data Collection End 2011-09-30
Title Ethiopia National Food Consumption Survey, 2011
Data Type Survey
PublicationYear 2013

Ethiopia National Food Consumption Survey. 2013. Ethiopian Public Health Institute. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. August, 2013 , www.ephi.gov.et .


The data were collected from 8079 young children of the age of 6 and 35 months between June-September2011. The ages considered the highest risk of food and nutrient deficiency is 6-24 months; the upper age was extended to ensure sufficient children were available per cluster. The dataset captures variables such as on enumeration area (region, woreda, zone, town, sub-city, kebele, place of residence), wealth Index quintiles, child age in months, sex, the health status of the child in the past days, vitamin, or minerals supplement (Zinc, Iron) or PlumpyNut taken by the child in the past two weeks, Vitamin A Capsule taken by the child in the past six months, Day of the week and child diet assessment. The data were collected by trained survey teams using a pre-tested questionnaire by interviewing child-mother/caregiver and Anthropometry Measurement (height or length, weight, mid-upper arm circumference of child) to asses’ nutritional status of children. Thus, the data are used to develop the National Food Consumption Survey and a number of other diet-related strategies and programs at the national and regional levels for the target groups (children).

Dataset study design Longitudinal
Date Data Archived 2019-09-30
Date Data Cataloged 2020-03-19
Data Generating Unit Food Science and Nutrition Research Directorate
URL https://rtds.ephi.gov.et/public/showdetail/33


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