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Gambia Demographic and Health Survey 2013

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
02/2013 - 04/2013
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2013 is part of Round 6 of the DHS series and the first DHS carried out in the country. The survey topics included fertility, marriage, awareness and use of family planning methods, child feeding practices, childhood mortality, and maternal and child health. Household-based measurements were collected for malaria, anemia, and HIV prevalence.

A total household sample size of 7,025 was used. A total of 11,280 women ages 15-49 and 5,591 men ages 15-59 were included in the sample.

Keywords 
Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, 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 labor, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Edema, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fruits and vegetables, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health behaviors, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Limited birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mobility aids, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rural, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Urban, VCT, Vaccination cards, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc
Citation
Publisher 
Publication year 
2015
Suggested citation 
Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS), ICF International, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (Gambia). Gambia Demographic and Health Survey 2013. Fairfax, United States: ICF International, 2015.