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The dataset comprises administrative data regarding fiscal decentralization (intergovernmental transfers, municipal expenditures, and local revenues), nutrition (stunting, wasting and underweight for children under five years old), health-related indicators (access to safe water and sanitation), as well as other control variables (area, population, distance to the sea) for the 314 municipalities in Bolivia, for the years 2001 and 2012.
The child module questionnaire was used to collected information about child feeding practices such as exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life, current breastfeeding and complementary foods, prevalence of illness in the previous two weeks period (such as diarrhea, malaria, fever, pneumonia, and cough), immunization records and anthropometric measurements.
The follow-up surveys were administered between April and July 2014 after completing the baseline survey by the end of March 2014. The aim of the survey was to collect information on under-five children heath status—such as diarrhea, fever, vomiting, constant cough, stomach pain/cramps and skin infections in the preceding two weeks. This data collection process requires multiple successive visits to the households, and each household has been visited every fortnightly for a period of three months to record the health status of the children. For this purpose, one-page child health calendar questionnaire was developed to record information about symptoms of a particular illness; how long the symptoms stay; and what treatment they seek for if any. The data collection was done by health and agriculture extension workers who work in the selected kebeles. Training was given to the enumerators during the field organization for the follow-up household survey. In most cases, the data collectors ask the child’s primary caretaker—usually the mother or another adult woman household member.
The primary caregiver module questionnaire was used to collect information about the household primary caregiver's hygiene behavior and knowledge, community participation, handwashing demonstration, and food preparation, storage and handling.
The Household module questionnaire was used to list all the members of the selected households and basic characteristics of each listed person, such as age, sex, education, relationship to the household head and other household level information. The household questionnaire also collected information about total agricultural productions and sales, livestock ownership, holdings of various consumer and durable goods and other income sources, food and non-food expenditures, labor and time use, and household members’ health status in the last two months preceding the survey.
The dataset consists of an base- and endline surveys with school students who act as students brigades at the school. In the baseline survey we wanted to know the students knowledge attitude and practice on health, sanitation and hygiene issues. At the enplane, after the intervention is given, the similar set of data are collected from the students.