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Colombia Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Colombia Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud (ENDS) 2015
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2015 - 03/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Colombia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015-2016 is part of Phase 7 of the DHS series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization. For the 2015-2016 Colombia DHS, women ages 13-49 and men ages 13-59 were interviewed using household and individual questionnaires. An early cancer detection questionnaire was administered to an additional, non-representative sample of men ages 60-69 and women ages 50-69.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Biopsy, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Calcium, Cannabis use disorders, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Clinical breast exams, Cocaine use disorders, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Death certificates, Dental caries, Diarrhea, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Eclampsia, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fertility, Fertility agents, Fever, Folic acid supplements, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, 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, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Mobility aids, Mortality, Multiple births, Obstructed labor, Occult blood, Occupation codes, Occupations, PMTCT, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal caregivers, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc