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World Health Survey (WHS)

Summary 
The World Health Organization conducted the World Health Surveys from 2002-2004; the series collected demographic, wealth and health information for 70 countries to provide insight into the functioning of health systems.
Time period 
2002 - 2004

The World Health Survey was a one-time survey series, meaning that the surveys were not done in the same country more than once. The datasets with metadata and reports are currently available online at http://www.who.int/healthinfo/survey/en/index.html.

The intention of the survey was to provide reliable and comparable information on health systems at a low cost. The series gathered comprehensive information on population health and was intended to provide insight into how health systems are functioning for purposes of policy analysis.  There were two different formats for the survey, a long and short form, each with a household and an individual component.  The surveys in developed countries generally used the short form.  Topics included health status, health care expenditures, emergency care services, conditions such as heart disease, asthma and osteoarthritis, and general demographics.

World Health Survey (WHS) Dataset Records

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Kenya World Health Survey 2004

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

Finland World Health Survey 2004

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

United Kingdom World Health Survey 2004

United Kingdom World Health Survey 2003
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview

Netherlands World Health Survey 2004

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

France World Health Survey 2003

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

Slovenia World Health Survey 2003

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

Estonia World Health Survey 2003

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

Greece World Health Survey 2003

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Latvia World Health Survey 2003

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

Luxembourg World Health Survey 2003

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

Denmark World Health Survey 2003

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Nationally representative

Hungary World Health Survey 2003

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

Croatia World Health Survey 2003

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

Austria World Health Survey 2003

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

Portugal World Health Survey 2003

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

Mauritius World Health Survey 2003

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

Morocco World Health Survey 2003

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

Italy World Health Survey 2003

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

Malaysia World Health Survey 2003

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

Mali World Health Survey 2003

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

Slovakia World Health Survey 2003

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

Guatemala World Health Survey 2003

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

Ireland World Health Survey 2003

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

Namibia World Health Survey 2003

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

Sweden World Health Survey 2003

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Inpatient - Interview - Nationally representative

Tunisia World Health Survey 2003

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

Norway World Health Survey 2003

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

Ethiopia World Health Survey 2003

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

Philippines World Health Survey 2003

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

Senegal World Health Survey 2003

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

Ghana World Health Survey 2003

Ghana WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) Wave 0
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Comoros World Health Survey 2003

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

Sri Lanka World Health Survey 2003

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

India World Health Survey 2003

India WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) Wave 0
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Sample registration - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Turkey World Health Survey 2003

Turkey National Household Survey 2003
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Ecuador World Health Survey 2003

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

Laos World Health Survey 2003

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

Bangladesh World Health Survey 2003

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

Zambia World Health Survey 2003

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

Malawi World Health Survey 2003

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

Russia World Health Survey 2003

Russia WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) Wave 0
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

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