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Gabon Demographic and Health Survey 2012

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de Santé (GDHS-II)
Geography 
Gabon (GAB)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 05/2012
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The 2012 Gabon Demographic and Health Survey was part of phase 6 of the DHS series. Topics covered included fertility, family planning, child health, mortality, maternal health, immunization, and use of insecticide-treated bednets.

A national sample of 9,755 households was enumerated for the survey. Women within the households ages 15-49 were eligible for interviews, and a subsample of approximately 5,880 men ages 15-59 were surveyed. Within this subsample, men and women were eligible for HIV testing, and women and children ages 6-50 months were eligible for hemoglobin testing.

Keywords 
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Limited birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Military service, Morbidity, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases
Citation
Publisher 
Publication year 
2013
Suggested citation 
General Directorate of Statistics (Gabon), ICF International, Ministry of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development (Gabon), Ministry of Health (Gabon). Gabon Demographic and Health Survey 2012. Fairfax, United States: ICF International, 2013.