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Botswana Demographic and Health Survey 1988


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Family Health Survey II 1988
Botswana (BWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1988 - 12/1988
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 1988 Botswana Demographic and Health Survey was a national health interview survey designed to provide estimates for urban and rural areas separately. The sample consisted of women ages 15-49, 4,368 of whom were successfully interviewed . The survey included two questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire collected information on all household members and visitors, and identified women eligible for the individual questionnaire.
  • An individual women’s questionnaire covered topics such as sexual behavior, teenage pregnancy, knowledge and use of family planning, maternal and child health, breastfeeding, marital status, knowledge of HIV/AIDs, fertility preferences, employment, occupation, and information about husbands.
Suggested citation 
Central Statistics Office (Botswana), Macro Systems, Inc.; Institute for Resource Development, Ministry of Health (Botswana). Botswana Demographic and Health Survey 1988. Fairfax, United States: ICF International.