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Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013

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General Info
Geography 
Pakistan (PAK)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
10/2012 - 04/2013
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2012-2013 was part of Round 6 of the DHS series. The survey topics included fertility, marriage, awareness and use of family planning methods, child feeding practices, childhood mortality, and maternal and child health. Data were also collected on nutritional status, domestic violence, awareness and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS, and knowledge about other illnesses such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.

A total household sample size of 14,000 was used. A total of 12,419 ever-married women between the age of 15 and 49 years and 5,000 men between the age of 15 and 59 years were included in the sample.

Keywords 
Abortion, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Military service, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Teachers, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Vaccination cards, Vector control, Violence, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Zinc, Upper respiratory infections, Malnutrition, Trichuriasis, Hookworm disease, Intimate partner violence, Ascariasis, Male infertility, Household water treatment, Smokeless tobacco use, Abortive outcome, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, Occupation codes
Citation
Funders 
Publisher 
Publication year 
2014
Suggested citation 
ICF International, National Institute of Population Studies (Pakistan), Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013. Fairfax, United States: ICF International, 2014.