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Bolivia Demographic and Health Survey 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 2008
Bolivia (BOL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2008 - 06/2008
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase 5 of the DHS series, the sample design of the 2008 Bolivia Demographic and Health Survey was nationally representative, representative of the departmental divisions of the country, and representative of both urban and rural areas separtely. The sample included 19,564 households out of which 16,939 women aged 15-49 and 6,054 men aged 15-64 were surveyed. The survey used three questionnaires:

  • A household questionnaire included topics such as education, housing characteristics, vaccination of children under 5 years old, domestic violence, and health status and conditions.
  • An individual women's questionnaire collected information on topics such as vaccincation of children, family planning, birth history, and domestic violence.
  • An indiviudal men's questionnaire covered topics such as sexual activity, contraceptive use, and participation in child health care.
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Children, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fever, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hemoglobin, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Injectable contraceptives, Intentional injuries, International migration, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Languages, Literacy, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Obesity, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Sleep, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply