Schaten, K. et al

Economic and social science questionnaire dataset, Mambwe District, Zambia (2013)

This dataset contains the results of 211 household surveys conducted in Mambwe District, Zambia, as part of a wider study looking at human and animal trypanosomiasis and changing settlement patterns in the area. The interviews were conducted from June 2013 to August 2013. The objective of the survey was to set the health of people and their animals in the context of overall household wellbeing, assets and access to resources. The topics covered included household demographics, human and animal health, access to and use of medical and veterinary services, livestock and dog demographics, livestock production, human and animal contacts with wildlife, crop and especially cotton production, migration, access to water and fuel use, household assets and poverty, resilience and values. The dataset has been anonymised by removing names of respondents, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) location of their homes and names of interviewers. Household numbers were retained. Written consent was obtained prior to commencing all interviews.

This research was part of a wider research project, the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium (DDDAC), and these data contributed to the research carried out by the consortium. The research was funded by NERC with support from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA).

Publication date: 2017-09-21

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This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Schaten, K.; Shaw, A.P.M.; Machila, N.; Simuunza, M.; Chirwa, E.; Anderson, N.E.; MacLeod, E.; Welburn, S.C. (2017). Economic and social science questionnaire dataset, Mambwe District, Zambia (2013). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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© University of Zambia

© Lusaka Apex Medical University

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Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-01    to    2013-08-31

Provenance & quality

Semi-structured interviews were conducted in 211 households of Mambwe District of Eastern Zambia alongside blood sampling for disease in people and animals. The work was preceded by a census, which provided the sample frame from which the study households were randomly selected, so as to provide the minimum sample size of animal-owning households necessary for estimating trypanosomiasis prevalence, plus 5 percent extra households with no animals except for poultry. Written consent was obtained prior to commencing all interviews and blood sampling. The full questionnaire was uploaded/collected onto tablets, using droidSURVEY software, allowing multiple choice, grid and open questions or question options. Data collection was performed offline, but daily updates were uploaded using the internet. The data were then stored securely on the server before being downloaded into Microsoft Excel® format and anonymised. Data were collated in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and exported as a comma separated file for ingestion into the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC).

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Neil Anderson
The University of Edinburgh
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute Easter Bush Campus
EH25 9RG
United Kingdom


Schaten, K.
The University of Edinburgh
Shaw, A.P.M.
The University of Edinburgh
Machila, N.
University of Zambia
Simuunza, M.
University of Zambia
Chirwa, E.
Lusaka Apex Medical University
Anderson, N.E.
The University of Edinburgh
MacLeod, E.
The University of Edinburgh
Welburn, S.C.
The University of Edinburgh

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)


Topic categories
Health , Society , Economy , Farming
Animal health,  DDDAC,  Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium,  Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme,  ESPA,  Household interview,  Livestock,  Luangwa valley,  Mambwe District Migration,  Social sciences,  Trypanosomiasis,  Veterinary science,  Well-being,  Zambia Zoonotic disease