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•MICS = Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) are developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund to provide internationally comparable data on the current situation for children and women in developing nations throughout the World.
•DHS = Demographic and Health Surveys. The ‘Measure DHS Project’ is a project which measures health and population statistics within developing nations. DHS is run by Macro International, Inc. and is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with contributions from other donors such as UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS.
2 Years listed represent the latest available national figures for each of those countries at the time of publishing this 2009 data release, according to the United Nations.
3 ‘ChildInfo.org: National prevalence of FGM/C among women 15-49′ (a UNICEF website) This dataset is the latest 2008 dataset for FGM/C statistics from the United Nations. Last updated by United Nations agencies November.2009, last retrieved by BlatantWorld.com on June.20.2010
4 The Sudan data comes from the ‘Sudan Household Health Survey’.
5 The Zambia data comes from the ‘Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey’.