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Afghanistan Special Demographic and Health Survey 2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2010 - 12/2010
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The 2010 Afghanistan Special Demographic Health Survey collected data on mortality and causes of death, specifically focused on maternal mortality. The survey also collected information on causes and determinants of mortality for adults, child, and infants by age, sex, and wealth status. The sample of 22,351 women was drawn from a nationally representative sample of 24,032 households. The survey included four questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire used in all sample households.
  • Each identified death that occurred in selected households was followed with one of three verbal autopsy questionnaires, depending on the age of death: 0-28 days, 29 days to 11 years, and 12 years and above.
  • A woman's questionnaire administered to all women ages 12 to 49.
  • A cluster level questionnaire gathered information from the head of the village or another knowledgeable informant.
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Assets, Asthma, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Breastfeeding, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Causes of death, Child mortality, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, Cough, Death certificates, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Drownings, Edema, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Falls, Family planning, Fever, Folic acid supplements, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Heart disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Intentional injuries, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Live births, Livestock, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Mortality, Multiple births, Neck pain, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Paralysis, Parental survival, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Tuberculosis, Urine tests, Varicella, Verbal autopsy, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight change, Household deaths