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Table 1 Description of methodology for reviewed surveys

From: Learning lessons from field surveys in humanitarian contexts: a case study of field surveys conducted in North Kivu, DRC 2006-2008

No.
(Ref)
Time Place Rationale Objectives Method Population Recall period for mortality
1 (14) June 2008 Kibua ◦ This is the first mortality and nutritional assessment performed in Kibua (performed by this NGO). ◦ To estimate the prevalence of acute and chronic malnutrition among children 6-59 months
◦ To determine the crude and the under five mortality rate
◦ To estimate the measles vaccine coverage
◦ To estimate the vitamin A supplementation coverage
◦ To assess the deparasitation among children with Mebendazol
Two-stage household based cluster sampling 81,174 90 days
2
(15)
July 2008 Binza ◦ The NGO implemented a nutritional program in 2008 and provides technical, financial and material support to the nutritional centers operated by a national NGO. ◦ To estimate the prevalence of acute and chronic malnutrition among children 6-59 months
◦ To determine the crude and the under five mortality rate
◦ To estimate the measles vaccine coverage
◦ To estimate the vitamin A supplementation coverage
◦ To assess the feeding practices among young children
Cluster based sampling 102,284 90 days
3
(16)
July-August 2008 Nyanzale, Birambizo ◦ To provide humanitarian aide adapted to the displaced population
◦ Follow the heath situation in the displaced camps in the region of Nyanzale
◦ To assess the mortality rate
◦ To assess the nutritional status of the children
◦ To evaluate the measles vaccination coverage
◦ To implement a mortality surveillance system
Systematic sampling 1701 households 60 days
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