[National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012: design and coverage]

Salud Publica Mex. 2013;55 Suppl 2:S332-40.
[Article in Spanish]


Objective: To describe the design and population coverage of the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012 (NHNS 2012).

Materials and methods: The design of the NHNS 2012 is reported, as a probabilistic population based survey with a multi-stage and stratified sampling, as well as the sample inferential properties, the logistical procedures, and the obtained coverage.

Results: Household response rate for the NHNS 2012 was 87%, completing data from 50,528 households, where 96 031 individual interviews selected by age and 14,104 of ambulatory health services users were also obtained.

Conclusion: The probabilistic design of the NHNS 2012 as well as its coverage allowed to generate inferences about health and nutrition conditions, health programs coverage, and access to health services. Because of their complex designs, all estimations from the NHNS 2012 must use the survey design: weights, primary sampling units, and stratus variables.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mexico
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutrition Surveys / methods*
  • Nutrition Surveys / statistics & numerical data*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult