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Bolivia Demographic and Health Survey 1998


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Demografia y Salud 1998
Bolivia (BOL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/1998 - 09/1998
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of the third phase of the DHS, the 1998 Bolivia Demographic Health Survey was a nationally representative health interview survey. The survey was also designed to provide estimates at the subnational level, as well as for urban and rural areas separately. The survey used three questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire collected basic demographic information on household members and visitors, also covering topics such as housing conditions, parental survival, and disability.
  • An individual women’s questionnaire for women ages 15-49 covering topics such as reproductive history, breastfeeding, pregnancy, vaccination of children under five years age, contraceptive use, and anthropometry measurements.
  • An individual men’s questionnaire for men ages 15-64 collected much of the same information as the individual women’s questionnaire, except for birth history.
Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Aplastic and other non-nutritional anemias, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Education, Education access, Electricity, Employment, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Hearing loss, Hemoglobin, Hemolytic anemias, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Injectable contraceptives, Iodine supplements, Languages, Literacy, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Obesity, Oral rehydration therapy, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy complications, Prevalence, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Rabies vaccines, Respiratory infections, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vision loss, Water supply