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Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2008


General Info
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2008 - 10/2008
Series or system 
Data type
  • De facto
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2008 is the fourth round conducted in Nigeria and was part of phase five of the Demographic and Health Survey series (DHS). It covers fertility, family planning, nutrition, child and maternal mortality, AIDS awareness, STDs, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, fistula, and female genital cutting.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anemia, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Causes of death, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Childhood sexual violence, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Death certificates, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Dracunculiasis, Education, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Food, Fruits and vegetables, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Hookworm disease, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household water treatment, IUDs, Immunization, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Insecticide-treated bednets, International migration, Intimate partner violence, Iodine supplements, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Languages, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Lymphatic filariasis, Malaria, Male infertility, Malnutrition, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Meningococcal vaccines, Menstruation, Mortality, Multiple births, Nausea, Needles, Neonatal conditions, Night blindness, Nutrition, Obstetric fistulas, Obstructed labor, Onchocerciasis, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Parental survival, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory infections, STDs, Sanitation, Schistosomiasis, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Syringes, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Tuberculosis, Upper respiratory infections, Vector control, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Zinc