Kenya - Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey (SENS), Dadaab Refugee Camps - 2017

Source UNHCR, IRC, Kenyan Red Cross, Medicins sans Frontieres, Islamic Relief Kenya, WFP
Date of Dataset August 28, 2017-September 23, 2017
Updated 10 April 2022
Expected Update Frequency Never

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 2-stage cluster sampling method was used to select 30 clusters from each of the 3 camps. At the first stage, a list of blocks was made before the required number were selected using sampling with probability proportional to size (PPS) using ENA softwareIn nearly all cases, a cluster was the equivalent of a block. However, there were exceptions where, for some larger blocks, more than 1 cluster was selected. In this case, the blocks were split further to cater for more than one cluster. In the event that a selected block had more than 250 households, according to SMART guidance, segmentation was done, after which one of the segments was randomly selected to be the cluster.

All households in the selected clusters were labelled before data collection. At the second stage, the required number of households were selected using systematic random sampling from a list of households. A random number was selected between 1 and the sampling interval, which was calculated by dividing the total number of households in the cluster with the required number of households. The selected number became the first household to be surveyed. Subsequent households were selected by adding the sampling interval until the required number of households were completed. All eligible children below 5 years of age from all selected households were surveyed for the Child Anthropometry and Health, and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), and WASH. Half of the selected households were selected for the Food Security and Women questionnaire. The survey respondents were the primary caretakers of children below 5 years. Abandoned households were not included in the sampling frame. Absent households or households where children were absent were re-visited before the end of the day. If they were found to be empty, they were recorded as missing and were not replaced. Children who were in health centres at the time of the survey were recorded as absent
Data Collection Mode: Face-to-face interview: Mobile

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