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Colombia Demographic and Health Survey 2009-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 2010
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2009 - 11/2010
Series or system 
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Part of phase 6 of the DHS series, the 2009-2010 Colombia Demographic and Health Survey was a nationally representative household survey covering a variety of demographic and health topics, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. The sample included 51,447 successfully interviewed households, 53,521 individual women aged 13-49 years, 13,887 aged 50-69 years, and 17,574 adults aged 60 or more years.

The survey included five questionnaires:

  • A household questionniare.
  • An individual questionnaire for women of childbearing age.
  • A questionnaire for women aged 18-69 years covering cervical and breast cancer prevention.
  • A questionnaire for elderly men and women 60 and older.
  • A questionnaire for height and weight for children under five and their mothers.
Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Biopsy, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth place, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Child anthropometry, Child development, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Clinical breast exams, Cocaine use disorders, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Death certificates, Dental care, Dental caries, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Eclampsia, Edema, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fertility agents, Fever, Folic acid supplements, Food, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Heart disease, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hepatitis vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Micronutrient supplements, Mobility aids, Mortality, Multiple births, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neonatal conditions, Obstructed labor, Occult blood, Occupation codes, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pap smears, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Road traffic injuries, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Unintentional injuries, Upper respiratory infections, Urine tests, VCT, Vaccination cards, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vomiting, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc