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Integrated Health, Nutrition, WASH & FSL SMART Survey in Kunduz Province(11 April 2018)

Subject/Objective: 
To determine the nutritional status of the vulnerable population mainly under five children, pregnant and lactating women living in the province.
Methodology: 
As the survey area is large and the population is dispersed, a two-stage cluster methodology was applied. The first stage involves a random selection of clusters/villages from a list of villages using probability proportion to size (PPS) method. The sample size of household’s survey was determined using ENA for SMART software version 2011 (up dated 9th July 2015). This was done before starting the data collection at the office by the team. Villages was the primary sampling unit for the proposed survey. The second stage of methodology involved systematic randomly selection of households (13 households per cluster) from an updated list of households. This was conducted at the field level. Household was the basic sampling unit for the proposed survey in the selected villages/Clusters. The table 1 and 2 highlights sample size calculation for anthropometric and mortality surveys.
Key findings: 
Among the 51 clusters that were planned to be surveyed, one cluster was missed due to the ongoing conflict. Data were collected from 50 clusters, 630 households, 893 children aged 6-59 months, 399 children aged 0-23 months and 649 women of reproductive age (15-49 years). 94.9% of the calculated sample size accepted to be surveyed (630 HHs surveyed whereas 664 HH supposed to be surveyed), meaning 5.1 % non-response households. A total of 33 households could not be surveyed as follows: 13 households (1 cluster) due to the ongoing conflict in the Chardara district missed, 8 HHs refused to participate and 12 households were absent during data collection date. The average households size were 5.8%, 592 households have children below under five years, percentage of under-five children were 27.4%. Most of the assessed households were resident (98.7%) only 1.3% households were internal displaced in the surveyed sample.
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
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Assessment Date(s): 
24 Mar 2018 to 11 Apr 2018
Status: 
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
Children
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Action against Hunger
Location(s): 
Kunduz