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Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2008

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
04/2008 - 06/2008
Data type
Survey:
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

Part of phase 5 of the DHS series, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Covers population, education, health, nutrition, family planning and household characteristics.

Keywords 
Abortion, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child labor, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Counseling, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary protein, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Female circumcision, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fishing, Fruits and vegetables, Gynecological diseases, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preventive interventions, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc, Smokeless tobacco use, Abortive outcome, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, Occupation codes
Citation
Funders 
Suggested citation 
Macro International, Inc, Statistics Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Calverton, United States: Macro International, Inc.