Indoor air pollution

Information on cooking and heating practices

Increasingly, international household surveys, such as the World Health Survey (WHO), the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (UNICEF) and the Demographic and Health Survey (ORCMacro/USAID) collect information on household energy practices. The questionnaires are similar but not identical. In particular, the appropriate distinction between different stoves can be challenging; a card with diagrams may help interviewers and interviewees assess stove types correctly. With support from Aprovecho Research Center and with input from UNICEF and ORCMacro, WHO has prepared a revised set of four questions on cooking practices and a stove card.

The questions on cooking and heating practices used in the World Health Survey can be downloaded here: