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Mauritania Demographic and Health Survey 2019-2020


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Mauritanie Enquête Démographique et de Santé 2019-2020
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2019 - 03/2021
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Mauritania Demographic and Health Survey 2019-2021 is part of phase seven of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series. Data collection was conducted in two phases due to interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to common DHS topics, this survey also collected information about domestic violence and female circumcision, maternal mortality, and migration. 11,658 households were surveyed. 

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimalarials, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Chronic respiratory diseases, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Community health workers, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congenital anomalies, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, ENDS use, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family planning, Female circumcision, Fertility, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, Gestational age, HIV and AIDS, Health insurance, Health literacy, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, IUDs, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Legumes, Limited mobility, Literacy, Livestock, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal mortality, Meat, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Miscarriage, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, Osteoarthritis, PMTCT, Pentavalent vaccines, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Rotavirus vaccines, STDs, Sanitation, Sexual behavior, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Starchy vegetables, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Survival, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco and nicotine use, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Unprocessed red meat, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vital statistics, Vitamin A supplements, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Zinc