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Gabon Demographic and Health Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête Démographique et de Santé (GDHS-II)
Gabon (GAB)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2012 - 05/2012
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2012 Gabon Demographic and Health Survey was part of phase 6 of the DHS series. Topics covered included fertility, family planning, child health, mortality, maternal health, immunization, and use of insecticide-treated bednets.

A national sample of 9,755 households was enumerated for the survey. Women within the households ages 15-49 were eligible for interviews, and a subsample of approximately 5,880 men ages 15-59 were surveyed. Within this subsample, men and women were eligible for HIV testing, and women and children ages 6-50 months were eligible for hemoglobin testing.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fishing, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Military service, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Sanitation, School enrollment, Secondhand smoke, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines