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Lao PDR Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - 2017

Data Source
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Lao PDR

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is an international household survey that provides up-to-date information on the situation of children and women, and measures key indicators to monitor progress towards development goals, national strategies and other internationally agreed upon commitments.

Study Website
Adolescents: 10,000+
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
Study Design:
  • Observational
Type of Data:
  • Cross-sectional
Time Period: 2017; 2012; 2006; 2000
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: National Institute of Public Health (NIOPH); Ministry of Health of Lao; National Statistical Center of Lao (NSC); Department of Statistics of Ministry of Planning and Investment of Lao; Hygiene and Prevention Department of the Ministry of Health of Lao; Ministry of Health of Lao (MoH); Lao Statistics Bureau
Funders: UNICEF; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); UNFPA; USAID; Luxembourg Government (LuxGov); Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID); Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); UNDP; WHO; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); World Food Programme (WFP); UNAIDS
  • Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
Notes: Investigators/organizations vary across survey rounds. Not all funders provided funding for all survey rounds. Males are included in the 2012 round only. Number of adolescents is summed across all survey rounds.
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Education - Grade attainment/attendance, Learning;
Family/Household Structure;
Gender Attitudes/Beliefs - Endorsement of violence against women, Marriage attitudes;
Health Care Access and Utilization;
HIV/AIDS and STIs - Knowledge, Testing;
Physical Health;
Reproductive Health - Family planning/contraception, Fertility, Menstrual hygiene, Sexual behavior;
Tobacco/Alcohol/Drug Use;