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Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de Santé 2006
Benin (BEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2006 - 11/2006
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2006 is part of phase 5 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antimalarials, Aplastic and other non-nutritional anemias, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child labor, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Counseling, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Education, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care expenditures, Health literacy, Height, Hemoglobin, Hemolytic anemias, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Medicines, Menstruation, Mortality, Nutrition, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Population characteristics, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prevalence, Preventive interventions, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, Seizures, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines