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Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016


General Info
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2016 - 11/2016
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2016 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access, health care use, and immunization. For the 2016 Uganda DHS, 18,506 women age 15-49 and 5,336 men age 15-54 were successfully interviewed from 19,588 households. Anthropometry measurements were conducted for all consenting respondents, and blood tests were conducted for the presence of the following:

  • malaria, anemia, and vitamin A deficiency (children ages 6-59 months)
  • anemia (all consenting men and women)
Suggested citation 
ICF International, Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016.