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Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2001


General Info
Original or alternative title 
République du Bénin Enquête Démographique et de Santé 2001 (EDSB-I)
Benin (BEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2001 - 11/2001
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

Part of the fourth phase of the DHS, the 2001 Benin Demographic and Health Survey was a nationally representative health interview survey. The sample was based on the 1992 Population and Housing Census. The survey, which included a hemoglobin test for anemia, used four questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire collected basic demographic information and covered topics such as education, housing conditions, and salt iodization.
  • An individual women’s questionnaire collected information from women ages 15-49 on topics such as reproductive history, contraceptive use, child health, marriage, sexual activity, immunization, and fertility preferences.
  • An individual men’s questionnaire collected information from men ages 15-64 on many of the same topics as the women’s questionnaire.
  • A community questionnaire gathered data on the availability of health and family planning services among health facilities. 
Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antimalarials, Aplastic and other non-nutritional anemias, Ascariasis, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Health care access, Health literacy, Health promotion, Hemoglobin, Hemolytic anemias, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Summary birth history, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Occupations, Parental survival, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Prevalence, Religion, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Occupation codes