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Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
2015 AfDHS
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
06/2015 - 02/2016
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access, heath care use, and immunization. For the 2015-2016 Afghanistan DHS, 29,461 women ages 15-49, and 10,760 men ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 24,395 households.

Keywords 
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diarrhea, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hepatitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis C, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Incontinence, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Limited birth history, Literacy, Live births, Liver cancer, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Needle sharing, Nonprofits, Obstetric fistulas, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Zinc
Citation
Publisher 
Publication year 
2017
Suggested citation 
Central Statistics Organization (Afghanistan), ICF International, Ministry of Public Health (Afghanistan). Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016. Fairfax, United States: ICF International, 2017.