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Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

Summary 
The Demographic and Health Survey series, funded in large part by USAID, includes over 240 surveys in over 80 countries, and that number is still growing.
Series type 
Multinational survey family
Time period 
1984 - present

Started in 1984, the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series is one of the longest running and largest survey families.  It was preceded by the World Fertility Survey series and the Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys.  Since its inception, the DHS has been largely funded by USAID, and since the late 80s, executed under the direction of Macro -- after Macro purchased the Institute for Resource Development (IRD) from Westinghouse.  Macro has undergone various transformations (Macro Systems, Macro International, ORC Macro) and was briefly known as ICF Macro after ICF acquired Macro in 2009. The organization became ICF International in 2011.

Currently DHS data and reports are available from the Demographic and Health Surveys Program website: http://dhsprogram.com/

The site lists past and ongoing surveys and has tools for exploring DHS data.  It generally offers data in Stata, SPSS, SAS and flat-file formats.

The DHS cover maternal and child health, nutrition and mortality topics.  Each survey may include additional modules or country-specific questions that can cover a wide array of topics including wealth, occupation, housing conditions, exposure to mass media, attitudes toward contraception and reproductive health-related issues, AIDS, and malaria.  The MEASURE DHS program also includes the Special and In Depth DHS, as well as the AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS), Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS) and the Service Provision Assessments (SPA), a facility survey series.

Generally DHS are conducted in countries that do not have the resources to conduct comprehensive surveys of this type on their own, and countries that have had DHS in the past ”graduate” from the program as they develop the capacity to conduct these kinds of surveys themselves. For that reason and because of the high standard set by the DHS, there are many surveys similar to the DHS that are not actually part of the series.

The list below shows DHS that are part of the standard DHS series.

Funders 

Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Dataset Records

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Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016

Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator Survey (TDHS-MIS) 2015-2016
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey 2015

Cross-sectional - De jure - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Senegal Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2015

Sénégal Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue (EDS-Continue) 2015
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

India Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016

India National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4)
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative

Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Chad Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015

Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples au Tchad (EDS-MICS) 2014-2015
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guatemala Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015

Guatemala Encuesta Nacional de Salud Materno Infantil (ENSMI) 2014-2015
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Lesotho Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Lesotho demographic and health survey (LDHS 2014)
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Community - Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014

KDHS 2014
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Egypt Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2014 - INEI

Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES) 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Senegal Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2014

l’Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue au Sénégal (EDS-Continue 2014)
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2014

Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES) 2014
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Togo Demographic and Health Survey 2013-2014

Enquête Démographique et de Santé Togo (EDST-III) 2013
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Congo, DR Demographic and Health Survey 2013-2014

Enquête Démographique et de Santé en République Démocratique du Congo (EDS-RDC II)
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Yemen Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Yemen National Health and Demographic Survey (YNHDS) 2013
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative - Verbal autopsy

Zambia Demographic and Health Survey 2013-2014

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Dominican Republic Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud (ENDESA) 2013
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey 2013

GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Namibia Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2013 - INEI

Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES) 2013
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES) 2013
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Gambia Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mali Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013

Enquête Démographique et de Santé du Mali EDSM-V 2012-2013
GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative

Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Jordan Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Jordan Population and Family Health Survey 2012
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview

Senegal Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013

Enquête Démographique et de Santé Continue Sénégal 2012-2013
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guinea Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Guinée Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples (EDS-MICS-IV) 2012
Cross-sectional - De facto - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Comoros Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013

Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples aux Comores EDSC-MICS 2012
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Peru Continuous Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Perú Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES) 2012
GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Niger Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Niger EDSN-MICS-IV 2012
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Haiti Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Enquête Mortalité, Morbidité, et Utilisation des Services EMMUS-V
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Gabon Demographic and Health Survey 2012

Enquête Démographique et de Santé (GDHS-II)
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Côte d'Ivoire Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012

Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples (EDSCI-III)
GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012

Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Bénin EDS-MICS-IV 2011-2012
Cross-sectional - De jure - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Congo, Rep. Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012

Enquête Démographique et de Santé du Congo 2011-2012
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Honduras Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012

Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud (ENDESA) 2011-2012
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Equatorial Guinea Demographic and Health Survey 2011

Enquête Démographique et de Santé 2011
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012

Community - Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative - Verbal autopsy

Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

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