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Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2013


General Info
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2013 - 06/2013
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2013 Nigeria DHS was conducted at part of Phase 6 of the DHS survey series. A total household sample size of 41,000 was used. A total of 37,000 women between the age of 15 and 49 years and 18,000 men between the age of 15-59 years were included in the sample.

The survey provides current data on fertility trends, family planning, maternal and child health, childhood mortality, nutrition and child feeding practices, adult and maternal mortality, female genital cutting, HIV/AIDS-related knowledge and behavior, and other health issues.

Adult mortality, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antihelminthics, Antimalarials, Antimotility drugs, Ascariasis, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child health care, Child mortality, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Death certificates, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Dietary protein, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Secondhand smoke, Ethnicity, FFQ, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female circumcision, Female infertility, Fertility, Fever, Fruits and vegetables, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Home care, Hookworm disease, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Indoor residual spraying, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Injections, Insecticide-treated bednets, Intimate partner violence, Iron supplements, Land ownership, Length of stay, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, MMR vaccines, Malaria, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrients, Multiple births, Occupation codes, Occupations, Oral rehydration therapy, PMTCT, Pain, Parental survival, Pharmacies, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Preventive interventions, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skilled birth attendants, Smokeless tobacco use, Spermicides, Summary birth history, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Trichuriasis, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines, Zinc, Stillbirths