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Philippines Demographic and Health Survey 2008


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally 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.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Causes of death, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Edema, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fever, Gastritis and duodenitis, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, IUDs, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Literacy, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Nutrition, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preventive interventions, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, Seizures, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Suicide, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Zinc, Household water treatment, Smokeless tobacco use, Abortive outcome, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, Occupation codes, FFQ
Publication year 
Suggested citation 
Macro International, Inc, National Statistics Office (Philippines). Philippines Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Calverton, United States: Macro International, Inc, 2010.