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Rwanda Special Demographic and Health Survey 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estimating the Size of Populations through a Household Survey (ESPHS)
Rwanda (RWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2011 - 08/2011
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

This Special DHS used a limited version of the standard DHS in order to test two methods, the network scale-up method and the proxy respondent method, used for estimating the size of populations at higher risk for HIV. The survey also used an extension of the network scale-up method, DANSUM, to enable the calculation of crude death rates for adults; results are presented in the report.

The survey used a two-stage sample design with a representative sample of 2,125 households.  All men and women, ages 15 and older, were eligible for the individual interview.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 
ICF International, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, Rwanda Biomedical Center/Institute of HIV/AIDS, Disease Control and Prevention Department, School of Public Health, University of Rwanda. Rwanda Special Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Fairfax, United States of America: ICF International, 2012.