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Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2008-2009


General Info
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2008 - 02/2009
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase 5 of the DHS series, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Covers population, education, health, nutrition, family planning and household characteristics.

Participating men and women were tested for HIV.

Abortion, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, 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, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Circumcision, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Female circumcision, Fertility, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hepatitis vaccines, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Influenza vaccines, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pentavalent vaccines, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc, Smokeless tobacco use, Household water treatment, Abortive outcome, Malaria, Occupation codes
Suggested citation 
ICF Macro, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (Kenya), National AIDS and STI Control Program (Kenya), National Aids Control Council (NACC), National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (Kenya). Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2008-2009. Calverton, United States: ICF Macro.