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Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2011-2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples du Bénin EDS-MICS-IV 2011-2012
Benin (BEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2011 - 03/2012
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De jure
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The Benin 2011-2012 Demographic and Health Survey was conducted as part of Phase 6 of the DHS. The main objective of the study was to collect data on socioeconomic, demographic, health, and nutrition indicators.

A total of three questionnaires were used including one for households, one for women ages 15 to 49, and one for men ages 15 to 64. A two-stage stratified cluster sample design was used. Although the same 750 clusters were used for the 2001, 2006 and 2011-2012 surveys, a new representative sample of households was selected for the 2011-2012 DHS. A total of 18,000 households were included in the household sample.

Blood samples were taken to estimate the prevalence of anemia and HIV among women, and anemia and malaria among children. In a subsample, men were also tested for HIV.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Absenteeism, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dentists, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Lab personnel, Land ownership, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Military service, Mining, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physicians, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Syphilis, Teachers, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vector control, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc, Stillbirths