Kenya - Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS), Kakuma and Kalobeyei Refugee Camps - 2017

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Date of Dataset November 22, 2017-December 03, 2017
Updated 10 October 2021
Expected Update Frequency Never
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Kind of Data: Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis: Children 0-59 months Women 15-49 years Refugee households
Sampling Procedure: A two-stage cluster survey with probability proportion to size sampling was employed in this survey. Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) methodology to collect and analyse data on child anthropometry and UNHCR's Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) Guidelines for Refugee Populations was used to guide data collection for other indicators.

The same households sampled by SMART were used in all indicators. Anaemia sample was drawn from the SMART sample size, as recommended by the UNHCR Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) Guidelines. For each of the indicators used, households and individuals were sampled as follows:

Household-level indicators: - WASH: every household - Food Security: every other household - Mosquito net: every other household

Individual-level indicators: - Children 0-59 months: all eligible children in all households were assessed (based on the above calculations) - Women 15-49: all eligible women in every other household were assessed.

The sample size for children, 6-59 months, was calculated using ENA for SMART software (9th, July 2015) according to UNHCR SENS guidelines (version 2 (2013). The calculation was based on the expected prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) in children, 6-59 months. A precision of 3.5; a design effect (DEFF) of 1.5 for Kakuma and 1 for Kalobeyei; an average household size of 6.6 in Kakuma and 5.2 in Kalobeyei; and, percentage of children under the age of five was estimated at 19.5% in Kakuma and 14.9% in Kalobeyei, using the UNHCR ProGres data, November 2019.

A two-stage cluster survey was conducted using the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) methodology to collect and analyse data on child anthropometry. Information on other indicators was collected and analysed using UNHCR's Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS) Guidelines for Refugee Populations (Version 2 2013) (see www.sens.unhcr.org).

ENA for SMART selects the clusters (blocks), once done a team was sent to a block to label the households numerically with indelible pens. Population density varies across the blocks at Kakuma. If a block contained 100 households or less, all households in the block were marked. If a Block contained more than 100 households then the team walked around the block to identify a path that divided the block into approximately two halves. One portion of the block was selected randomly. In the selected segment of the block the team proceeded to number all households from the first to the last. If there was more than one household in a particular compound, this was indicated at the entrance of the compound (e.g. 2019 SENS HH1). The numbering and labelling was done two days prior to commencement of the survey.

If there was more than one household in a particular compound, this was indicated at the entrance of the compound (e.g. HH1-HH6). The numbering and labelling was done three days prior to commencement of the survey.
Data Collection Mode: Face-to-face interview: Mobile

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