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Maldives Demographic and Health Survey 2016-2017


General Info
Original or alternative title 
MDHS 2016-2017
Maldives (MDV)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2016 - 11/2017
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Maldives Demographic and Health Survey 2016-2017 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series. Topics commonly covered in DHS include child and maternal health, family planning, health care access, education attainment, housing conditions, immunization, and health attitudes, knowledge and practices. For the 2016-2017 Maldives DHS, 7,699 women ages 15-49, and 4,342 men ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 6,050 households.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Analgesics, Anemia, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Chronic respiratory diseases, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Gestational age, Gonococcal infections, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Intentional injuries, Internet, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Legumes, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Meat, Menopause, Menstruation, Milk, Miscarriage, Multiple births, Nonprofits, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Stroke, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thalassemias, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Zinc, ENDS use