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World Health Survey (WHS)

Series type 
Multinational survey family
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

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Bangladesh World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Vietnam World Health Survey 2002-2003

Vietnam World Health Survey 2003
Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Russia World Health Survey 2003

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

Brazil World Health Survey 2003

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

Mauritania World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Slovenia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

South Africa World Health Survey 2002-2003

South Africa WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) Wave 0
Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Congo World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Nepal World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Ecuador World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Estonia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

France World Health Survey 2003

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

Zambia World Health Survey 2003

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

Namibia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Zimbabwe World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Ghana World Health Survey 2003

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

Chad World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Guatemala World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Tunisia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Laos World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Latvia World Health Survey 2003

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

Mali World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Slovakia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Mexico World Health Survey 2002-2003

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

Sri Lanka World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Croatia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Malaysia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Morocco World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Italy World Health Survey 2003

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

Ethiopia World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Malawi World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Comoros World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Hungary World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

Turkey World Health Survey 2003

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

Norway World Health Survey 2003

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

Senegal World Health Survey 2003

Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Verbal autopsy

India World Health Survey 2003

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

Sweden World Health Survey 2003

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

China World Health Survey 2002

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