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Albania Demographic and Health Survey 2008-2009


General Info
Albania (ALB)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2008 - 04/2009
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase 5 of the DHS series, the 2008-2009 Albania Demographic and Health Survey is a nationally representative household survey. The sample for the survey included 7999 households, out of which all women ages 15-49 were eligible to be interviewed, as were all men ages 15-49 in the subsample of half of the households. This resulted in individual interviews for 7,584 women and 3,013 men. The 2008-2009 DHS used three questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire that listed all members and visitors in households and to identify those eligible for individual interviews.
  • A women's questionnaire included topics such as reproductive history, use of family planning methods, maternal care, breastfeeding, child vaccinations, and marriage and sexual activity.
  • A men's questionnaire that covered much of the same subject matter as the women's questionnaire, but was shorter because it lacked sections on reproductive history, maternal and child health, and nutrition.
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Ascariasis, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child development, Child mortality, Community health workers, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Education, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Food, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Homicide, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Hypertension, IUDs, Infectious diseases, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, International migration, Interpersonal violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Summary birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Multiple births, Multiple sclerosis, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Nonprofits, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Parkinson's disease, Pharmacies, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Pulse, Religion, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Suicide, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight