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Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2003

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General Info
Geography 
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
03/2003 - 08/2003
Data type
Survey:
  • De facto
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The 2003 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) had a wider scope than that of the 1999 DHS and includes modules on malaria and testing of salt. The data are also geo-referenced for more detailed geographical analysis.

A representative probability sample of 7,864 households was selected. Two-stage stratified sampling was done, first by clusters (a total of 365 were identified) and secondly by households. Women age 15-49 years were eligible to be interviewed. In a sub-sample of one-third of all selected households, men age 15-59 years were also interviewed.

There were three questionnaires: household questionnaire, women's questionnaire and men's questionnaire. Questionnaire content was based off of Measure DHS program models for countries with low levels of contraceptive use.

Keywords 
Abortion, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Female circumcision, Fever, Food, Fruits and vegetables, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health literacy, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Limited birth history, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Morbidity, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Nutrition, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vector control, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Abortive outcome, Malaria
Citation
Funders 
Publisher 
Suggested citation 
National Population Commission of Nigeria, ORC Macro, UK Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2003. Calverton, United States: ORC Macro.