Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) in Kigoma Refugee Camps (Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli) - December 2016
Demographic and Health Survey [hh/dhs]
This report provides the findings of the standard expanded Nutrition survey (SENS) which was conducted in the three refugee camps in Tanzania, Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli from 15th August to 23rd September 2016. Two surveys were conducted in Nyarugusu refugee camp to allow comparison among the old population predominantly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the new arrivals mostly the Burundians and Congolese who arrived in the camp as from May 2015.
The main objective of the 2016 nutrition survey was to determine the health and nutrition status among children 6-59 months living in the refugee camps. Additional indicators on child health such as immunization, vitamin A supplementation, incidence of diarrhoea in the past two weeks, infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) and anaemia prevalence among children aged 6- 59 months and non -pregnant women aged 15 - 59 years, household food security, WASH, Mosquito net coverage and mortality were also assessed.
The survey employed the Standardised Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) methodology in accordance with the UNHCR Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey guidelines V2 2013. Multi-stage cluster sampling method was applied to select households in Nyarugusu and Mtendeli camps whereas simple random sampling was used in Nduta refugee camps. In all the camps a total of 2062 children 6- 59 months were assessed during the survey period. The population of non-pregnant women of reproductive age (15-49 years) is not stated.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Individuals & Households
v2.1: Edited, anonymous version for licensed distribution.
Children 6-59 months:
Prevalence of Acute Malnutrition, Stunting, Prevalence of anaemia, Measles vaccination and Vitamin A coverage, Diarrhea,
Infants 0 - 6 months:
Infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF)
Non-pregnant women of reproductive age (15-49 years):
Food security, WASH, Mosquito net coverage, Mortality Rates,
Water Sanitation Hygiene
All refugee camps in Kigoma Region (Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli), Tanzania
The survey covered all de jure household members (usual residents), all women aged 15-49 years resident in the household, and all children aged 0-4 years (under age 5) resident in the household.
Producers and sponsors
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
TANZANIA REDCROSS SOCIETY
cross-sectional multi-stage cluster surveys, probability proportional to size, Systematic random sampling
Not info provided
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The SENS modules include standardized questionnaires, analysis guidance, reporting format and standard
4 questionnaires were included in this version:
1. Household demographics
2. Household mosquito nets, food security and WASH
3. Individuals, children under 5
4. Individuals, women between 15-49
UNHCR (2016) Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) in Kigoma Refugee Camps (Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli). UNHCR's Microdata Library: https://microdata.unhcr.org