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National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011-2014

31 March 2015


The first survey was carried out by the Institute for Public Health (IKU), an institute under Ministry of Health, in 1986. Since then, this survey was conducted once every ten years, with the second and third edition taking place in 1996 and 2006 respectively.

Now, the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) will be conducted in a series of survey starting from the year 2011 until 2014.


The results of this survey will give evidence-based information to the Ministry of Health on health status and risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCD) for future health planning and development in Malaysia.

Population Involved

Cooperating with the Statistic Department, 10,000 living quarters has been randomly selected nationwide. Approximately 40,000 respondents will be involved.

Survey Activities

a. Interviews and filling of the questionnaire by MOH's research assistants.

b. Filling of the questionnaire by the respondents (self-administered).

c. Clinical examination by MOH's nurses. Includes weight and height measurements, and blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels measurement.

Survey Period

For the 2011 survey series, data collection process was conducted from April - July 2011.

Direct your queries to:

Institute for Public Health / Institut Kesihatan Umum
Jalan Bangsar, Federal Hill,
50590 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Phone: +603-2297-9400
Email: webmaster.iku@moh.gov.my
Website: www.iku.gov.my
Library: library.iku.gov.my

Other links:

Facebook of National-Health-and-Morbidity-Survey-2011-2014

National Institutes of Health: nih.gov.my

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