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Niger Demographic and Health Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Niger EDSN-MICS-IV 2012
Niger (NER)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2012 - 06/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2012 Niger Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) aimed to collect socioeconomic, demographic, health, and nutrition data on women age 15-49 years, men age 15-59 years, and children under the age of 5 years.

Blood tests for anemia and HIV were administered to male and female participants. Children were also tested for anemia through a blood test. Weight and height measurements were also taken for women and children.

Three questionnaires were used; one for the household, one for women, and one for men. In total 12,000 households were selected to participate. A total of 10,750 households were interviewed and 11,160 women and 3,928 men were enumerated.

Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Back pain, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Chronic kidney diseases, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental caries, Diarrhea, Disability, Disasters, Drug consumption, Edema, Education, Education access, Electricity, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Female circumcision, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household heat, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Prevalence, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Surgical procedures, Syphilis, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Urinary tract infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vector control, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc, Household water treatment, Household air pollution, Smokeless tobacco use, Environmental tobacco smoke, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, Occupation codes
Publication year 
Suggested citation 
ICF International, Ministry of Public Health (Niger), National Institute of Statistics (Niger). Niger Demographic and Health Survey 2012. Fairfax, United States: ICF International, 2014.