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Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey 2000


General Info
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2000 - 08/2000
Series or system 
Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The 2000 Sri Lanka DHS is not part of the DHS series funded in large part by USAID. This survey was conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare. The survey covers various topics related to fertility, family planning, and reproductive health. A total of 8,800 households and 6,600 women between the ages of 15 and 49 years old were included in the survey.

The first comprehensive survey on family planning and fertility was done in 1975 by the DCS. Similar surveys were also conducted in 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1993 prior to this survey. The same sample design was used in this survey and the 1987 and 1993 surveys in order to make them comparable.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Agriculture, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fertility agents, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Home care, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Injectable contraceptives, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Summary birth history, Literacy, Live births, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rubella vaccines, Sanitation, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Vaccination cards, Vector control, Waste disposal, Water supply
Publication year 
Suggested citation 
Department of Census and Statistics (Sri Lanka), Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Welfare (Sri Lanka). Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey 2000. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Department of Census and Statistics (Sri Lanka), 2008.