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Ghana Special Demographic and Health Survey 2017


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) 2017
Ghana (GHA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2017 - 10/2017
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) 2017 is also known as the Ghana Special Demographic and Health Survey (Special DHS) 2017. It is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series. Topics commonly covered in the DHS series include child and maternal health, family planning, health care access, education attainment, housing conditions, immunization, and health attitudes, knowledge and practices. For the 2017 Ghana Special DHS, 25,062 women ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 26,324 households.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Assets, Asthma, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood transfusions, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, Burns, COPD, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Child mortality, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Death certificates, Decubitus ulcer, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Drownings, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Electrocution, Emergency contraception, Employment, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Homicide, Household air pollution, Housing materials, Hypertension, ICD-10, IUDs, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Intentional injuries, International migration, Internet, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Livestock, Living conditions, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal conditions, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Measles, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Obstructed labor, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Paralysis, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Place of death, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Poverty, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Schizophrenia, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Sickle cell disorders, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Stroke, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Verbal autopsy, Violence, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight change