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Guinea Demographic and Health Survey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Guinée Enquête Démographique et de Santé et à Indicateurs Multiples (EDS-MICS-IV) 2012
Guinea (GIN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2012 - 10/2012
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De facto
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2012 Guinea DHS is a comprehensive, nationally representative household survey. It covers population, education, health, nutrition, family planning and household characteristics. A sample of 7,200 households was selected nationwide. Two-stage stratified sampling was used.

All women ages 15-49 within the household were eligible for enumeration. In a subsample of households, men ages 15-59 were enumerated. Within this subsample, all men and women were eligible for HIV testing. In addition, all men, women and children ages 6-59 months were eligible for anemia testing; all children under age five were eligible for malaria testing; and anthropometry was done for children under age five and women.

Three questionnaires were used including one for households, women, and men. The questionnaires were based off of materials developed by the Measure DHS program, and certain modules were added from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Absenteeism, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dentists, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health literacy, Health promotion, Height, Hemoglobin, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Land ownership, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Military service, Mining, Mortality, Multiple births, Neonatal conditions, Nurses, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Physicians, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Seizures, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Syphilis, Teachers, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc