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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 

The Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2008 is part of phase five of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. Topics typically covered include population, education, health, nutrition, family planning and household characteristics. This survey also included anthropometric measurements, HIV testing, and a malaria module.

Keywords 
Abortion, Abortive outcome, 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, Diarrheal diseases, Diet, Dietary fiber, Dietary protein, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, 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, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Occupation codes, 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, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, 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
Citation
Publisher 
Suggested citation 
Macro International, Inc, Statistics Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Fairfax, United States: ICF International.