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Table 3 EQUIP continuous household and health facility survey interviews and their data domains

From: The use of continuous surveys to generate and continuously report high quality timely maternal and newborn health data at the district level in Tanzania and Uganda

Survey type



Data domain

Household survey

Household head (or representative)

Written consent.

Household characteristics; household listing.



All resident women aged 15-491

Written consent.

Use of ANC if current pregnancy;

knowledge of HIV/AIDS;


knowledge and use of F/P; pregnancy history since Jan 2010.


Women with a live birth since Jan 2010


Knowledge of danger signs; use of antenatal, delivery, postpartum and postnatal healthcare; coverage of interventions for mothers and newborns.


Women with a live birth in the last 60 days


Care seeking for sick newborns.


All women aged 15-49 years1


Perceived quality of healthcare provided.

Facility census survey

Facility in-charge

Written consent.

Facility characteristics; routine facility services provided, employment of staff; supervision.

Interview and record review.


Nurse in the maternity ward

Observation and record review.

Availability on day of survey of equipment, drugs, vaccines essential to deliver life-saving interventions; extraction of HMIS data about deliveries in the last 4 months.


Health staff member who assisted the last birth recorded in the maternity register at the facility

Written consent.

Cadre, training and experience; preparation of essential equipment for last delivery attended; behaviours during the last delivery attended; knowledge of key processes during the continuum of care.

Interview and record review.

  1. 1Eligible women in Tanzania were those aged 13-49 years, in Uganda those aged 15-49 years.