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Violence Against Children Survey in Nigeria - 2014

Data Source
  • Nigeria
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) are nationally representative household surveys of children and young adults that were designed to measure the prevalence and circumstances surrounding emotional, physical, and sexual violence against males and females in childhood (before age 18).

Study Website
Adolescents: 2,500-4,999
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
Study Design:
  • Observational
Type of Data:
  • Cross-sectional
Time Period: 2014
Areas Covered: Nationally Representative
Investigators: Nigeria National Population Commission
Funders: UNICEF; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys
Demographic Characteristics - Urban and Rural;
Education - Grade attainment/attendance;
Family/Household Structure;
Gender Attitudes/Beliefs - Endorsement of violence against women, Gender role beliefs, Marriage attitudes;
Health Care Access and Utilization;
HIV/AIDS and STIs - Knowledge, Testing;
Mental Health;
Physical Health - Self-reported health;
Reproductive Health - Fertility, Sexual behavior;
Violence - Emotional/psychological violence, Physical violence, Sexual violence;