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Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
MDHS 2015-2016
Myanmar (MMR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2015 - 07/2016
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey 2015 is part of phase 7 of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) series, a nationally representative household survey series. The 2015-2016 MDHS is the first DHS conducted in the country. Topics commonly covered in DHS include: child and maternal health, family planning, nutrition, health behavior and knowledge, health care access and use, and immunization. For the 2015-2016 Myanmar DHS, 12,885 women ages 15-49, and a sub sample of 4,737 men ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 12,500 households. Finger/heel prick blood samples were drawn to test for anemia in children ages 6-59 months and women ages 15-49 who consented to testing. Anthropometric measurements were taken for 5,106 children under five.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Genital prolapse, Gestational age, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intentional injuries, International migration, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal anthropometry, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, 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 behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Zinc