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Lesotho Demographic and Health Survey 2014


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Lesotho demographic and health survey (LDHS 2014)
Lesotho (LSO)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2014 - 12/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Lesotho Demographic and Health Survey 2014 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behaviors, health care access, health care use, and immunization. For the 2014 Lesotho DHS, 7,600 women age 15-49 and 3,300 men age 15-59 were successfully interviewed from 9,402 households. Blood tests were conducted for the presence of anemia and HIV infection in men and women, and for anemia in children age 6-59 months from a subsample of households.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Circumcision, Clinical breast exams, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Drug consumption, Drug stockouts, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Environmental tobacco smoke, Family composition, Family planning, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Infants, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Internet, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Zinc, Smokeless tobacco use, Body mass index, Abortive outcome, Family size, Diarrheal diseases, Occupation codes