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Liberia Demographic and Health Survey 1999-2000


General Info
Liberia (LBR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/1999 - 02/2000
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Liberia Demographic and Health Survey (LDHS) 1999-2000 was undertaken as a national effort outside the standard international DHS program. The purpose of this survey was to gather data to assist in national development and planning. The major topics of the survey were socioeconomic characteristics, health status, housing, children's living situations, adolescent conduct, water supply and sanitation, and reproductive behavior.

The data were collected through in-person interviews with households in rural and urban areas throughout the country. The three interviewing instruments included a household questionnaire, an individual questionnaire, and a questionnaire for women aged 13-49 years. The sample size for this survey was 20,979 individuals.

Reports for this survey may be available through library systems.

Abortion, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Breastfeeding, Cannabis use disorders, Child labor, Child mortality, Cocaine use disorders, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cough, DTP vaccines, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Employment, Family composition, Family size, Female circumcision, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Gonococcal infections, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health literacy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household deaths, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Land ownership, Life expectancy, Summary birth history, Livestock, Living conditions, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Measles, Measles vaccines, Meat, Medicines, Mortality, Multiple births, Opioid use disorders, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postpartum amenorrhea, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-treatment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Sleep, Spermicides, Starchy vegetables, Symptoms, Syphilis, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Vaccination cards, Whole grains, Abortive outcome