Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (outside camps in Est, Adamaoua and Nord regions) - 2016
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This SENS took place in outside of refugee camps in the Est, Adamaoua and Nord regions of Cameroon. Two other SENS took place in Cameroon between 2015 and 2016: one in 2015 in refugee camps hosting refugees from Central African Republic in the Est and Adamaoua regions, and one in 2016 in Minawao refugee camp hosting refugees mainly from Nigeria.
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 in the refugee populations.
UNHCR in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and with technical support from UNICEF, WFP and WHO organized and conducted a SENS of refugees from Central African Republic in the Est, Adamaoua and Nord regions of Cameroon in August and September 2016. More than 70% of refugees from Central African Republic were living outside of camps, an estimated 185,550 people at the time of the survey.
The survey includes five modules: children under five, food security, mosquito net, water and sanitation (WASH) and women, children under five and women. See further details in the report.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Individual and Household
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- food security
- water, sanitation and hygiene
- mosquito net coverage
- nutrition of women 15-49 yrs and children under 5
Health and Nutrition
Malaria Prevention and Control
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Est, Adamaoua and Nord regions of Cameroon
Refugees living outside of camps
Producers and sponsors
Ministry of Health (MINSANTE)
Two-stage cluster sampling stratified by region and type of population (old and new refugees). See further details in the report.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Enumerators that already has experience working on the SENS in Minawao in 2016 were recruited for data collection. Any new enumerators were trained. The survey was supervised by a UNHCR consultant, UNHCR nutritionist, a representative from the Ministry of Health and the coordinator of NGO FAIRMED. Data was collected on smartphones. More details available in the report.
The questionnaires are described on page 40 of the report, and available in Annex 4.
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
UNHCR (2022). Cameroon: Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (outside camps in Est, Adamaoua and Nord regions) - 2016. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org