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Colombia Demographic and Health Survey 2009-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 2010
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2009 - 11/2010
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase 6 of the DHS series, the 2009-2010 Colombia Demographic and Health Survey was a nationally representative household survey covering a variety of demographic and health topics, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. The sample included 51,447 successfully interviewed households, 53,521 individual women aged 13-49 years, 13,887 aged 50-69 years, and 17,574 adults aged 60 or more years.

The survey included five questionnaires:

  • A household questionniare.
  • An individual questionnaire for women of childbearing age.
  • A questionnaire for women aged 18-69 years covering cervical and breast cancer prevention.
  • A questionnaire for elderly men and women 60 and older.
  • A questionnaire for height and weight for children under five and their mothers.
Abortion, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Biopsy, Birth control pills, Birth place, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child development, Children, Clinical breast exams, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Domestic violence, Edema, Education, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Female infertility, Folic acid supplements, Food, HIV and AIDS, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Heart disease, Hepatitis vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iron supplements, Limited birth history, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Morbidity, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neonatal conditions, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pap smears, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Preterm birth, Public social assistance, Religion, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Therapies, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Urine tests, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Intimate partner violence, Adult mortality, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anogenital herpes, Antibiotics, Antimotility drugs, Birth certificates, Birth weight, Breathing difficulty, Cannabis use disorders, Child health care, Child mortality, Cocaine use disorders, Congestion, Death certificates, Dental caries, Digital rectal examinations, Domestic migration, Eclampsia, Education access, Electricity, Family size, Fertility, Fertility agents, Fever, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care use, Health facilities, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Infant mortality, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Limited mobility, Literacy, Livestock, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Medical tests, Micronutrient supplements, Mobility aids, Obstructed labor, Occult blood, PMTCT, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal caregivers, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, VCT, Vaccination cards, Violence, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Zinc, Abortive outcome, Malaria, Occupation codes
Publication year 
Suggested citation 
ICF Macro, Profamilia. Colombia Demographic and Health Survey 2009-2010. Calverton, United States: ICF Macro, 2011.