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Turkey Demographic and Health Survey 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Türkiye Nüfus ve Sağlık Araştırması
Turkey (TUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Turkey Demographic and Health Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2008 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS) was financed from the national budget of the Republic of Turkey, by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) within the scope of the Support Programme for Research and Development Projects of Public Institutions (KAMAG). The survey was based on the international Macro DHS model questionnaires and those used in previous Turkish health surveys. Ensuring comparability with previous TDHS findings was an important goal. Participants were chosen using a weighted, multi-stage, stratified cluster sampling approach. A household questionnaire included sections on housing, never-married women ages 15-49, and elderly welfare. An individual questionnaire for ever-married women ages 15-49 asked questions about fertility, contraceptive knowledge and practice, mother and child health, and nutritional status of children under age 5.

Abortion, Aged adults, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Education degrees, Emergency contraception, Employment, Environmental tobacco smoke, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household heat, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Languages, Leisure activities, Limited birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Multiple births, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Parents, Physical activity, Place of death, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Poverty, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Reproductive health, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tobacco use, Traditional birth control, Training programs, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unemployment, Vaccination cards, Water supply, Weight, Household water treatment, Body mass index, Abortive outcome
Suggested citation 
Institute of Population Studies, Hacettepe University, Ministry of Health (Turkey), State Planning Organization (Turkey), Turkish Statistical Institute. Turkey Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Ankara, Turkey: Institute of Population Studies, Hacettepe University.