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Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018


General Info
Original or alternative title 
République du Bénin Cinquième Enquête Démographique et de Santé 2017-2018
Benin (BEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2017 - 02/2018
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The fifth Benin Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include education, child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behaviors, health care access, health care use, and immunization. For the 2017-2018 Benin DHS, 15,928 women ages 15-49 and 7,595 men ages 15-69 were successfully interviewed from 14,156 households. Anthropometric measurements, and anemia and blood pressure tests were conducted for a subsample of households.

Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Chronic respiratory diseases, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Fruits, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nonprofits, Nuts, Occupational risk factors, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Starchy vegetables, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc, Stillbirths